Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that causes pressure on nerves traveling to the legs and arms. Some people are born with the condition, while others have wear-and-tear on the vertebrae (spine bones). Some patients do not show any symptoms, while others feel pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and problems controlling bladder and bowel functions.
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The main causes of pain are the result of bone overgrowth, herniated discs, thickened ligaments, tumors, or spinal injuries.
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