Causes of Neck Canal Narrowing
Cervical stenosis refers to the thickening of the soft tissue, bone structure, disc and ligament located just behind it, around the canal through which the spinal cord passes, and the narrowing of the canal diameter and pressing on the spinal cord.
The developing stenosis may be asymptomatic unless structural changes such as thickening of the ligaments, age, trauma, arthrotic changes of the facets, and the development of spondylotic bars do not decrease below critical levels enough to compress the neural elements.
Cervical Stenosis (Neck Nerve Canal Narrowing) Complaints
Although spinal stenosis (narrowing of the neck canal) often becomes symptomatic after the age of 70, it can occur at any age. It is more common in men.
- Heaviness in the legs.
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty in performing fine movements that require skill such as writing, pressing a button,
- Feeling intermittent pain, especially when the head is bent forward, such as electric shocks in the hands and legs,
- Arm pain,
- Muscle wasting and discoloration in the hands and arms,
- In advanced cases, deterioration in urinary and stool functions,
- It causes complaints such as dizziness and imbalance.