Spinal Stenosis

Etiology

  • Osteophytes, ligament hypertrophy, discs or combinations
  • Typically age related, but also congenital
  • Much less commonly: fracture, infection, cancer

Symptoms

  • Worse standing
  • Slowly progressive
  • Radiates down B legs w/walking
  • Feels better if walk while leaning forward→ e.g. while pushing a shopping cart