Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which adds pressure to the nerves that branch out from the spine. Patients with this condition usually experience pain in the lower back, the neck or the buttocks and legs. Pain from spinal stenosis may sometimes be relieved by sitting and/or bending forward.
There are many causes of spinal stenosis, including:
(Herniated disc - also spelled - disk herniation. For the purposes of this website Mercy Medical Center will use the spelling disc.)
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