Spinal stenosis can put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves within the spine. It commonly occurs in the neck and lower back. The condition is often caused by age-related wear and tear.
Symptoms, if they occur, include pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and impaired bladder or bowel control.
Treatment includes medication, physical therapy, and possibly surgery.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

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