Spinal stenosis is a condition in the spine when the area in the spine begins to narrow, placing pressure directly on the spinal cord or nerves. Most people with spinal stenosis experience pain and / or numbness in their legs, back, neck, shoulders or arms. Often times, spinal stenosis can cause problems with bladder or bowl movement. In many cases, spinal stenosis can be treated with conservative methods offered by our pain management physicians.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Many Americans suffer from spinal stenosis. While most people recognize arthritis as a common cause of spinal stenosis, other causes include:
- Degenerative joint disease of the spine
- Disc herniation