Spiral stenosis is a degenerative disease which leads to the following: Firstly, the narrowing of the bony canals through which the nerves and spinal cold pass. Secondly, arthritis can result the facet joints and ligaments being enlarged and thickened, leasing to the restricting of the space for the nerves to move freely. Thirdly, the pinched nerves then become inflamed causing pain, numbness, cramping, and weakness in your legs, neck, arms, or back. Stenosis can occur along any area of the spine (thoracic, lumbar, cervical), however, it is most common in the lumbar area. Almost every single adult’s spinal canal carrows down with age, but for most people, this does not result in any symptoms. These symptoms usually end up developing over time, or they might also occur as a sudden onset of pan. One might feel a dull ache or sometimes, even a severe and sharp pain in various areas depending on which part of the spinal canal has narrowed. The pain might also come and go or only occur while certain activities are taking place, such as walking.
Lumbar stenosis might result in pain along with tingling or numbness that starts in the buttocks, and radiates down the back of both trights and sometimes into the calvas, called sciatica. Cervical stenosis might cause pain and tingling or numbness that radiates from the neck, down the shoulders, and into the arms and hands.