Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that is around the spinal cord and nerve roots in the lower part of your neck or back. It can be caused by several problems, including overgrowth of bone or other tissue, or by a herniated disc. When the spinal canal gets too narrow, it can squeeze and irritate your spinal cord or nearby nerve roots.
Spinal stenosis can cause pain, numbness or weakness in your legs, buttocks, arms or neck, depending on what area of your spine is affected.
If you have questions about your neurological health or need expert care for spinal stenosis, the Parkview neuroscience team can help. Ask your primary care physician if a referral would be appropriate for you.
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