1. What is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal Stenosis Symptoms:
- Pain in the neck or back
- Numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in the arms or legs
- Pain going down the leg
- Foot problems
One type of spinal stenosis, cauda equine syndrome, is very serious. This type occurs when there is pressure on nerves in the lower back. If you are experiencing the following symptoms below you should seek a doctor immediately:
- Loss of control of the bowel or bladder
- Problems having sex
- Pain, weakness, or loss of feeling in one or both legs.
2. Who gets Spinal Stenosis?
3. How Is Spinal Stenosis Diagnosed?
To diagnose spinal stenosis, we will ask you a variety of questions as well as conduct a physical exam. We may order tests such as:
- X rays
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computerized axial tomography (CAT)