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Spinal Stenosis: Back Pain Injury That Attacks Nerves in the Spine

Spinal Stenosis affects the spinal nerves. But, while spinal stenosis is a condition that is characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal, it is different from foraminal stenosis.

An article on Radiopaedia.com offers an explanation for the (back pain). The article states that the spinal canal of a person who suffers from spinal stenosis narrows until such time that it is already exerting pressure to the nerves. Foramina stenosis, on the other hand, is characterized by narrowing of foramina, which results in the compression of the nerve roots.

Spinal Stenosis

According to the article, the (back pain) condition affects both lumbar spine and cervical spine. Usually, the condition is more prevalent in men than in women. But, in the case of degenerative spondylolisthesis. The article also explains that age is also a risk factor for spinal stenosis. Prevalence of the condition increases with age and most newly diagnosed patients are over 50 years old.

Causes of Spinal Stenosis

There are two causes of spinal stenosis. One of them can be categorized as bony structures group. The group consists of facet osteophytes, posterior vertebral body osteophytes (uncinate spurs) and spondylolisthesis. Facet osteophytes and posterior vertebral body osteophytes are forms of cartilage-capped bony proliferations. And, spondylolisthes is the slippage of a spinal vertebrae.

The second cause can be categorized as soft tissue structures group. The group consists of symptoms that include herniated or bulging discs hypertrophy or bulking of the ligamentum flavum. Other symptoms are synovial facet cysts and epidural lipomatosis, which is the accumulation of fat in the spinal epidural space.

About Spine Center of Texas

Spine Center of Texas specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions. With a focus on Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the company provides quality care for people with (back pain) and other spinal conditions. It is the only  practice with local providers in the New Braunfels and Seguin market for over 12 years.

Spine Center of Texas also has established a center in San Antonio. Call the San Antonio hotline for inquiries!