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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis Is A Painful Narrowing Of Open Spaces Of The Spinal Column.


As people age, the connective tissues between the spinal bones can thicken. The discs between the vertebrae can deteriorate over time, and the bones may start to grow spurs that extend into the spinal canal. Also the facet joints that form the spinal column can begin to break down. The net result of all these factors is a narrowing of the spaces in the spine. The condition is referred to as spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis can also be related to genetic reasons and family heredity. Young people can develop spinal stenosis when their spinal cord is too small at birth and if vertebrae have structural deformities. Tumors or growths of the soft tissue may affect the spinal canal by causing inflammation and by causing bone loss that may collapse the support of the spinal column. Physical accidents and trauma can dislocate the spine and cause burst fractures that can narrow the spaces in the spinal column.

Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

• In the neck narrowing of the cervical spine can cause numbness or tingling in hands, arms, legs or feet. In extreme cases it can lead to incontinence, or the loss of bladder control.

• In the lower back nerves that are compressed in the lumbar curve can may result in leg pain when walking or standing for extended periods. Sitting down and bending forward usually eases the discomfort.

Treating Spinal Stenosis Pain

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of spinal stenosis, we can help you feel better and enjoy life more.
We have many options to help manage your back pain related to spinal stenosis. Call (630) 315-5491

Chicagoland Advanced Pain Specialists
700 E. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

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