There are two different classifications of spinal stenosis; primary spinal stenosis and acquired spinal stenosis. If the spinal stenosis was present at birth it is classified as primary spinal stenosis and is the most uncommon cause of spinal stenosis.
The following conditions may be the cause of spinal stenosis in you:
Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joint that cause inflammation and pain. Inflammation can lead to compression of the nerves in the surrounding...
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
In most people the degenerative spinal process will be starting to narrow the spinal canal after the age of 50. Once the spinal nerves start to compress symptoms of cervical stenosis, or lumbar stenosis symptoms will begin to cause havoc with your daily activities.
Not everyone who suffers from this condition will present with symptoms of spinal stenosis. It is only when the spinal nerve or even the spinal cord itself becomes compressed that symptoms of spinal stenosis...
An Overview of Cervical and Lumbar Stenosis
Cervical stenosis and lumbar stenosis refer to spinal stenosis in that particular section of the spine. To answer the question of what is cervical stenosis, or what is lumbar stenosis, we first need to understand what spinal stenosis is. Spinal stenosis is the gradual narrowing of the spaces in your spine.
When spinal stenosis develops in the lower section of your back (lumbar region) it is referred to as lumbar stenosis. Stenosis...
Your sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body. It starts at your lower back and runs down each of your legs. These nerves enable us to move and feel in our thigh, knee, calf, ankle, and toes.
Sciatica is not a condition in itself but a term used to describe symptoms of pain that starts in the lower back and run down the leg or back of your thigh, you may also have feelings of numbness, tingling, and weakness.
It is important to understand that sciatic nerve pain is the...
For most people with sciatica this condition will get better on its own or with some easy sciatic nerve treatment that can be done from the comfort of your home.
Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Pain
The following treatment for sciatica may be recommended by your doctor.
For those with acute pain, ice/heat packs are an inexpensive way of reducing pain. You would want to ice/heat the area for no longer then 20 minutes each hour. It is best to speak with your doctor to figure out...