Causes and Symptoms
Degeneration in the spine is related to spinal stenosis and will become more significant later in life. A gradual decrease in physical activity and development of a forward flexed posture is likely due to spinal stenosis and will gradually worsen. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the bone channel where the spinal nerves or spinal cord occupy. There are two kinds of stenosis:
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal nerve roots are compressed in the lower back and can lead to sciatica.
- Cervical Stenosis
- Narrowing of the spinal bone in the neck leading to compression of the spinal cord. This is significant and can lead to extreme weakness or paralysis.