Spinal Stenosis Symptoms and Treatment
What is spinal stenosis?
Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the open space located throughout the vertebrae. It is most commonly seen in the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine. As the spaces begin to narrow, more and more pressure is put on the spinal cord and the nerves that branch off of it.
What causes spinal stenosis?
Spinal Stenosis can be congenital (present at birth) but is most often related to osteoarthritis, or "wear and tear" of the spine over time.
What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?
Pain, numbness, or weakness will be felt in either the neck, arm, or leg, depending on the region the spinal stenosis occurs. If it is in the lumbar region, spinal stenosis may affect the sciatic nerve and lead to sciatica, or radiating pain down the leg.
What is the best back brace for spinal stenosis?
The best back brace for spinal stenosis in the lumbar region will provide targeted compression and spine stabilization. BioSkin utilizes a dual-pulley system to provide vectored and targeted compression to the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal nerves.