Common Causes of Lower Back Pain – Spinal Stenosis

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What Is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a term used to describe a narrowing of your spinal canal. Between each vertebra (your spinal bones) you have foramen or holes where nerves leave the spinal canal to innervate your trunk and limbs. These nerves give you strength, proprioception, and sensation to your limbs. However, when the canal where the nerves become narrowed (stenotic), you can get pain down your legs or arms, loss of balance, and weakness in your extremities. What Causes Spinal Stenosis? The cause of spinal stenosis is multifactorial. However, there are two main reasons why your nerve might be getting compressed. One: Your Discs Have Shrunk... Believe it or not, [...]