What Is a Serious Spinal Stenosis?

Q:
What is a serious spinal stenosis?

A:
Spinal cord compression commonly occurs due to a constriction (stenosis) in the spinal canal where the spinal cord and nerves run from the base of the brain to the lowest point of the back. This condition is associated with degenerative changes of aging, but what is a serious spinal stenosis?

Severe compression of the spine due to constriction causes more than just pain and limitation of motion. Also, as the level of involvement of the spine moves upward, the more serious the complications can occur. The lumbar spine is most commonly affected, followed by the cervical area, and then the thoracic area.

You should consult with your doctor immediately if you develop a serious spinal stenosis.

Keyword: serious spinal stenosis; severe spinal canal stenosis; severe spinal stenosis

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