Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that move through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Few people with spinal stenosis may not have symptoms. Others may experience pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. Symptoms can worsen over time.
Types of spinal stenosis: –The types of spinal stenosis are distinguished according to where on the spine the condition occurs. It’s possible to have more than one type. The two important main types of spinal stenosis are:
Several people have evidence of spinal stenosis on an MRI or CT scan but may not have symptoms. When they do occur, they often start gradually and worsen over time. Symptoms vary depending on the location of the stenosis and which nerves are affected.
In the neck (cervical spine)
In the lower back (lumbar spine)