Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spaces within the spine. The narrowing puts pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Most cases of spinal stenosis occur in the neck and the lower back. Some people with spinal stenosis might not experience any symptoms.
On the other hand, others might experience the condition’s classic symptoms, including tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, and pain. Unfortunately, the symptoms might worsen over time. One of the most common causes of spinal stenosis is wear-and-tear in the spine secondary to osteoarthritis.
Severe cases of the condition may require spinal stenosis surgery, which involves creating additional space for the nerves or spinal cord. For mild cases, spinal stenosis treatments using medication and physical therapy will suffice.