This condition causes a narrowing of the spine one of three places: the center space, the nerve branch canals or the space between the bones of the spine. This narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing a great deal of pain. Keep reading to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Genetics
  • Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Tumors

Signs & Symptoms

  • Cramping
  • Numbness
  • Pain (especially neck, back and radiating down leg)
  • Weakness

Tips & Treatments

  • Non-surgical treatment may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain relievers, physical therapy, bracing and/or supportive devices.