Spinal Stenosis Topic Guide
Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis, an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. The most common cause of spinal stenosis is degenerative arthritis. There are types of spinal stenosis that depends on the location along the spine, cervial, thoraci, or lumbar. Symptoms are generally experienced to the areas of the body that is regulated by that portoin of the nerves in the spinal chord. Treatment is generally surgery.
Cauda Equina Syndrome Cauda equina syndrome is a condition that involves severe compression and inflammation of the nerves in the the lower spine. Cauda equina syndrome requires emergency surgery because it may result in permanent loss of bladder and bowel control, as well as disabling the lower limbs.
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