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My sister was diagnosed with cervical spine stenosis. What does this mean?
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Dr. Stephen Gervin
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Yes
Cervical spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck usually caused by overgrowth of bone (arthritis).

In brief: Yes
Cervical spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck usually caused by overgrowth of bone (arthritis).
Dr. Stephen Gervin
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Narrowing
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the canal where the spinal cord and nerves travel from the brain down through the spine.
Cervical means neck. Most commonly, this is caused by age-related degeneration of the spine, including disc bulging, bone spurring and thickening of a ligament in the spine. It can cause pressure on the nerves, causing pain, numbness and weakness.

In brief: Narrowing
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the canal where the spinal cord and nerves travel from the brain down through the spine.
Cervical means neck. Most commonly, this is caused by age-related degeneration of the spine, including disc bulging, bone spurring and thickening of a ligament in the spine. It can cause pressure on the nerves, causing pain, numbness and weakness.
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Narrowing
Cervical spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck.
This is usually caused by age-related changes in the shape of the spinal canal and so is most common in people older than age 50. I some cases the spinal canal narrows and can squeeze and compress the nerve roots where they leave the spinal cord , or it may irritate or injure the spinal cord itself.

In brief: Narrowing
Cervical spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck.
This is usually caused by age-related changes in the shape of the spinal canal and so is most common in people older than age 50. I some cases the spinal canal narrows and can squeeze and compress the nerve roots where they leave the spinal cord , or it may irritate or injure the spinal cord itself.
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