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Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Cervical Spine Stenosis, Symptoms and Causes

Cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck. It usually occurs in people older than 50 and is usually caused by aging. Symptoms usually develop gradually over a long period of time and may include stiffness, pain, or numbness in the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, or legs; balance and coordination problems; and loss of bowel or bladder control (incontinence).