Spinal Stenosis: 3.2M diagnosed
Your vertebrae create a circular spinal column with space for the spinal cord and the surrounding spinal nerves. Sometimes, however, the space within the spinal column can narrow. This can happen due to aging, bone or tissue growths, arthritis, or slipped vertebrae. The narrowing is known as Spinal Stenosis, and the end result is that your spinal cord and the surrounding nerves are pushed, pressured and pinched – causing you back pain, often severe in nature.
75% of spinal stenosis cases occur in the lower back, which can cause severe pain in your legs in addition to your back. Depending on exactly where your spinal cord and nerves are affected, you might also experience falling, clumsiness, mobility issues, or sensations in your legs such as numbness, tingling, or hot and cold feelings.