Spinal stenosis is caused by narrowing of the spinal canal. Common causes of this narrowing are physical problems with the spine or changes in the spine as a result of aging. Narrowing of the spinal canal can impact many parts of the spine, including vertebrae, disks, ligaments, joints, and nerve roots.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis may or may not cause symptoms, but common symptoms of spinal stenosis include:
Hormonal fluctuations, such as during puberty or menstrual cycles