Spinal Stenosis Overview
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The spinal canal is formed by the openings of a series of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other.
Spinal stenosis is a condition whereby there is abnormal narrowing in the spinal canal. This narrowing limits the amount of space available for the spinal cord and nerves. As spinal stenosis becomes more severe there is compression or squeezing of the spinal cord and its nerves. Spinal stenosis can occur anywhere in the spinal canal, but it is most common in the cervical and lumbar spine.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/6/2014
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