Stamford Daily Voice—May 31, 2016
In a recent article published by the Stamford Daily Voice, Andrew A. Sama, MD, a spine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains to readers what spinal stenosis is, what causes it, and how it is treated.
Dr. Sama notes that "Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which results in pressure on the nerves either in the central part of the canal, in the sides of the canal under the joints, or in the windows through which the nerves exit the canal."
He continues, "Stenosis can be congenital or developmental from a young age. It can also be caused by arthritic changes of the facet joints and narrowing of the discs between the spine bones with overgrowth of the ligaments that help stabilize the vertebrae."
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