Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the spine in the neck and lower back. This can put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine. This can cause pain in the back of the legs.

Causes

There are several different factors that can cause a person to develop spinal stenosis:

  • Age
  • Arthritis
  • Heredity
  •  Instability of the spine
  • Tumors
  • Trauma

Symptoms

Symptoms of spinal stenosis are:

  • Impairment of motor skills causing frequent falls
  • Pain and difficulty when walking
  • Numbness, tingling, hot or cold feelings in the legs