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Foraminal Stenosis Learning that you have foraminal stenosis (sometimes called foraminal narrowing) can be overwhelming. Especially if you don’t understand your condition, what it means,
Foraminal Stenosis Foraminal stenosis is a spinal condition in which the openings between the vertebrae narrow. These spaces are where nerve roots extend out from
When part of a foraminal narrowing treatment plan, physical therapy has the potential to help patients overcome their symptoms. This can allow them to return
Typically, a normal foramen functions as the opening between two vertebral bodies of the spine where the nerves travel through. The nerves use this canal
Contrary to popular belief, bone spurs are not always painful. In fact, these small, smooth calcium deposits often form on bone surfaces without causing any
A spinal bone spur, or osteophyte, is a growth that can develop on vertebrae as a result of friction. Bone spurs can develop in the
A bone spur is an excess bone growth that develops in the spine. This condition does not produce symptoms in many instances causing it to
Many studies have shown that long periods of sitting can result in a number of adverse health effects, including an increased risk of heart disease,
For patients coping with a bulging disc, prolonged sitting can be an ordeal, as it puts pressure on the muscles and discs of the spine,