Your spine is a column of bones, or vertebrae, stacked on top of one another and cushioned by fluid-filled discs. It’s also the home of your spinal cord and major nerve roots that relay messages from your brain to your peripheral nervous system.
Whether as a result of osteoarthritis or other conditions, some people experience a narrowing of the space around their spinal cord. This change occurs most often in the neck, or cervical spine, and in the back, or the lumbar spine. Some people experience no symptoms, but others experience significant pain, weakness, and other symptoms, which causes them to ask their doctors about spinal stenosis pain relief.