11 doctors weighed in:

My sister was diagnosed with cervical spine stenosis. What does this mean?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gervin
Neurosurgery
7 doctors agree

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
Dr. Stephen Gervin
Thank
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

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
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Thank
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.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors