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It is possible that the main title of the report Stenosis, Spinal is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Synonyms Back to top
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Familial Lumbar Stenosis
- Lumbar Canal Stenosis
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Lumbosacral Spinal Stenosis
- Spondylotic Caudal Radiculopathy
- Stenosis of the Lumbar Vertebral Canal
- Tandem Spinal Stenosis
- Thoracic Spinal Canal Stenosis
Disorder Subdivisions Back to top
General Discussion Back to top
Spinal stenosis is a rare condition characterized by abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spaces within the spinal canal, spinal nerve root canals, or bones of the spinal column (vertebrae). Affected individuals may experience pain in the lower back and/or the legs. In some cases, affected individuals may have difficulty walking. Spinal stenosis may occur as a result of spinal injury, surgery, abnormal bone growth, or deterioration. In some cases, spinal stenosis may be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait.
Resources Back to top
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
National Scoliosis Foundation
5 Cabot Place
Stoughton, MA 02072
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
Internet: http://www.NeurosurgeryToday.org and http://www.aans.org
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Last Updated: 4/14/2008
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