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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: Donnah on 13/05/2004 17:38:57

Title: Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Post by: Donnah on 13/05/2004 17:38:57
What is cervical spinal stenosis, what causes it, and how does it affect the body?
Title: Re: Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Post by: bezoar on 14/05/2004 00:24:44
A narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical or neck area. Usually just a process of aging.  *Sigh*  It may not cause any symptoms at all, but if it inflames the nerves, can cause pain, weakness, tingling in the arms and even legs, loss of grip strength in the hands can cause you to drop things, and you can have gait disturbances as well.