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Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis: Introduction

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. This disorder ... more about Spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal cavity around the spinal cord. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spinal stenosis is available below.

Symptoms of Spinal stenosis

Treatments for Spinal stenosis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Spinal stenosis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Spinal stenosis may include:

  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Rest
  • Sleep on your stomach
  • Correct posture while sitting, standing, driving
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Diagnostic Tests for Spinal stenosis

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Spinal stenosis: Complications

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Causes of Spinal stenosis

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Disease Topics Related To Spinal stenosis

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Spinal stenosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Spinal stenosis

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Spinal stenosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Spinal stenosis

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Research about Spinal stenosis

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Clinical Trials for Spinal stenosis

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Spinal stenosis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Spinal stenosis

Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. This disorder usually involves the narrowing of one or more of three areas of the spine: (1) the canal in the center of the column of bones (vertebral or spinal column) through which the spinal cord and nerve roots run, (2) the canals at the base or roots of nerves branching out from the spinal cord, or (3) the openings between vertebrae (bones of the spine) through which nerves leave the spine and go to other parts of the body. The narrowing may involve a small or large area of the spine. Pressure on the lower part of the spinal cord or on nerve roots branching out from that area may give rise to pain or numbness in the legs. Pressure on the upper part of the spinal cord (that is, the neck area) may produce similar symptoms in the shoulders, or even the legs. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS)

Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Spinal stenosis refers to a narrowing of the canal surrounding the spinal cord. The condition occurs naturally with aging. Spinal stenosis causes weakness in the legs and leg pain usually felt while the person is standing up and often relieved by sitting down. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Definitions of Spinal stenosis:

Narrowing of the spinal canal. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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