How Can I Tell If I Have a Herniated Disc or Spinal Stenosis?

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As an all healthcare things, disease does not discriminate. Everyone is at risk of getting any of these problems, and there is no real increase with any one particular gender, race, age groups, we get these problems. There are sort of predilections within age groups whereas when you're younger, you tend to get more problems like disc herniations and as you get older, you start to develop some of the wear and tear kind of problems or arthritis and you're leading to a more slowly developing problem called spinal stenosis, and spinal stenosis is a much more slowly developing process related to wear and tear that leads to the narrowing of your spinal canal from arthritis and you present with similar symptoms to disc herniation that is neck and arm pain but leg and back pain.

Whereas a disc herniation, the symptoms come on all of a sudden with lumbar or cervical spinal stenosis, the symptoms camp can be much more gradual and much more insidious in their onset.