What is a Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal Stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal or areas between the vertebrae begin to narrow and compress the nerve root, and in severe cases the spinal cord. This condition can often cause neck and back pain, sciatica, muscle spams, nerve pain, numbness and tingling just to name a few symptoms. This stenosis occurs when the area a nerve exits becomes smaller and begins to put direct pressure on the nerves. As this condition worsens, it can actually lead to paraesthesia and even loss of motor control.