Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - What Increases Your Risk
The risk of having lumbar
spinal stenosis increases if you:
- Are older than age 50.
- Have a
history of spinal injury.
arthritis of the spine, which
- Have a bone disease that may
soften the spinal bones or cause calcium deposits to form. Examples include:
- Are born
- Have an abnormally narrow spinal canal, which
may be inherited or may develop in curvature of the spine (scoliosis).
- Have a
genetic (inherited) disorder in which the bones of the
arms and legs don't grow to normal size and the vertebrae of the spine don't
grow normally (achondroplastic dwarfism).
- Have had lower back
surgery, which may cause scarring that puts pressure on the spinal nerves.
Progressive spinal stenosis may occur, even after successful back
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 13, 2012
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