What is spine stenosis pain?

Back or Leg Pain. There are two types, one causes back pain and the other leg pain. Both seem to get worse with standing or walking. Don't assume you have spinal stenosis as other conditions can mimic it. See you doctor and get a firm diagnosis.
Spinal narrowing. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings where spinal nerves leave the spinal column. It usually occurs as we age & disks become dry & shrink. Also, the bones & ligaments of the spine swell or grow larger due to arthritis or inflammation. Besides pain, numbness and weakness can also occur.

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Can you detail what spine stenosis pain is usually like?

Variation of paim. Spinal stenosis can occur in the neck, thoracic, or lumbar spines. Pain can vary intensity on changes in movement, bending over, sitting, standing, walking, exercising etc. Some patients have severe pain, some moderate or mild pain. Others may have no pain at one time of the day, and moderate to severe pain other times of the day. It depends what also causes the stenosis: arthritis or disc probl. Read more...