Causes Of Low Back Pain

Back Facts
Back Anatomy
Causes of Low Back Pain
Treatment Options

Foraminal Stenosis

This disease is associated with spinal stenosis, but it differs because it primary affects one or more vertebral foramen. Normally, nerve roots have enough room to easily slip through the foramen. However, with age and disease, the neuroforamen may become clogged with debris. The nerves can become trapped and compressed.

The symptoms of foraminal stenosis may include numbness, weakness, burning sensations, tingling, and pins and needles in the involved extremity, such as the leg. Not every stenosis is critical, but if spinal stenosis is ignored, nerves may die, which could result in a loss of function. The functional loss could involve the ability to feel (sensory) and/or move (motor).

If conservative forms of treatment are unsuccessful, surgery is an option. The procedure is termed a foraminotomy.

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