Want to know what spinal stenosis is?
Here is the explanation in simple terms.
First off, your spine is made up of 33 bones.
Not a lot of them, but all… very important.
These bones and your discs between those bones provide a passage for your spinal cord and nerves. There are a lot
of nerves in your body. Trillions!
The spinal cord itself connects the nerves of your body to your brain, so any interference is BAD.
So what is spinal stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the passage where the spinal cord runs. In other words, it’s like trying to put a bunch of electrical cords down a small opening. They all need to fit, and if that opening is narrowed, you’re going to have electrical issues.
Stenosis can affect any part of your spine, although it rarely affects the upper back… but it can.
When the narrowed area is in the bones of the neck, it is called cervical stenosis.
When the narrowed area is in the bones of the lower back, it is called lumbar stenosis. If you have back pain, or even neck pain, you definitely need to check this out. If you haven’t been x-rayed in the last year or two, make sure you’re checked out today. Schedule your appointment now.