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what is spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pressure on cord: Imagine an hour glass with wide base and narrow center. Now consider that the spinal cord rests in a wide canal with ample room. But bulging discs, bony overgrowth and thicker ligaments can fill the canal, causing pressure on this sensitive structure and its connecting nerve roots, and leading to painful conditions
Answered on Jul 13, 2018

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