Spinal Stenosis Answers

1. Stenosis by definition is when a hole or opening narrows from its normal dimension.
Answer: True.

2. As far as the spine is concerned, the most serious negative effect of spinal stenosis affects the:
Answer: Nerves. When the nerves are pinched as a result of stenosis, you can experience pain, numbness, and weakness due to nerve irritation.

3. Spinal stenosis in the low back can occur due to:
Answer:  All of the above. Ligament thickening, disc herniation and genetic factors all contribute to stenosis.

4. Spinal stenosis from a disc herniation can be helped with proper conservative treatment.
Answer: True. Disc herniations have the ability to heal if treated properly with conservative treatment. This can relieve the affects of stenosis.

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