Spinal stenosis is a condition that impacts the spinal cord and nerve roots. This disease occurs when the space around the spinal cord compresses and narrows—putting a great deal of pressure on the sensitive and important spinal cord and the included nerve roots.
Common side effects of spinal stenosis are pain, weakness, and numbness, not only in the back but along the extremities as well.
What causes spinal stenosis? The most common cause is arthritis, which is why this condition is more common in elderly adults. However, spinal stenosis can impact anyone at any age. While the pain associated with spinal stenosis can be quite difficult and can radiate literally through the entire body, there are a variety of treatments available that can help with this condition.
If you are suffering from spinal stenosis, or believe you may have this condition, visit the Dr. Enty at Genesis Pain and Regenerative Medicine.