In the medical industry, stenosis refers to an unusual narrowing of a channel in some part of the body. Hence, spinal stenosis means the narrowing of the bone channel that is largely occupied by the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
Although a few people are naturally born with congenital form, the majority of individuals develop Spinal stenosis over time as a part of the degenerative cascade. It is essential to understand that initially, most of the people do not realize or feel the effects of the narrowing. However, as they start to grow older, the symptoms including, severe pain, numbness or weakness, compression of the spinal nerves etc. Moreover, although the narrowing process could occur in any part of the spine, the symptoms or nerve compression are more or less the same. Hence, our experts carry out several tests to identify the exact location of the narrowing.
There are two main types of stenosis:
- Lumbar stenosis
- Cervical stenosis