Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine: Causes

Spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine: Causes
   The most common cause of spinal stenosis - changes in the spine. By changes in the spine to treat sealing of soft tissue and the gradual degeneration of the discs and joints that connect the vertebrae of the spine. Each of these changes may cause narrowing of the spinal canal. Spinal stenosis usually develops gradually. As the process of development can be compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots.

   Age-related diseases are often accompanied by certain:

  • In osteoporosis, the spine is wear of the articular cartilage and the appearance of new bone (bone spurs).
  • Certain diseases, such as Paget's disease, "stiffness" spine, rheumatoid arthritis, and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, may cause softening of the bones of the spine and cause the emergence of many new bone.

   Other diseases that can trigger the development of spinal stenosis include:

  • Abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal - the disease can be transmitted by inheritance.
  • Spondylolysis - a defect or fracture of one or both of the arches of the vertebrae spine. Vertebra can slide forward or backward relative to the lower vertebra and can compress the spinal cord or nerve roots.
  • Pearl spine.
  • Cancers.
  • Fibrosis - overgrowth of fibrous connective tissue that is similar to a scar after surgery on the spine.

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