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1

Name the condition where the space in the spinal (vertebral) canal narrows?

SPINAL STENOSIS

2

Name the reason the spinal canal narrows?

AGE

3

Name 3 physical changes that spinal stenosis can cause?

EXCESSIVE BONE GROWTH
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LIGAMENT HYPERTROPHY
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LOSS OF SPINAL DISC HEIGHT

4

Name the 3 symptoms of spinal stenosis?

PAIN
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MUSCLE WEAKNESS
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LOSS OF BLADDER/BOWEL/SEXUAL FUNCTION

5

What do people with spinal stenosis claim helps them?

BENT FORWARD POSITION WALKING OR SITTING

6

In severe cases of spinal stenosis, name the option to immediately relieve the pressure off the nerves?

LAMINECTOMY