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Old 08-25-2002, 12:52 PM   #1
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What Exactly is Stenosis?

Hi Everybody:

What exactly is stenosis?

Can the spinal canal narrow by itself due to age (I'm 44).

I understand STENOSIS is a narrowing of the spinal canal. But, due to WHAT? I had a micro-d L5-S1 and still continue to have a numb/burning thigh.

The symptoms seem almost identical to Meralgia Paresthetica.

So, what exactly causes spinal stenosis?

Thank you.

Sue