Cervical stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal, which compresses the spinal cord. It is caused when the discs in the spine dry out as a result of aging. This may cause the space between the vertebrae to shrink.
When this happens, discs between the vertebrae no longer work as well in their role as shock absorbers.
Conservative treatments for mild cervical stenosis include medication, bed rest, reduced physical activity, and physical therapy. Severe stenosis often requires evaluation by an expert neurosurgeon, who may suggest surgery for relief of the symptoms listed above.
Surgical treatment could include:
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