Who is at risk of developing spinal stenosis?

While anyone can get spinal stenosis, some people are at a higher risk for the condition.

The risk of developing spinal stenosis, according to the American College of RheumatologyOff Site Icon (ACR), is increased in:

  • People born with a narrow spinal cord
  • Females
  • People 50 and older
  • People who have had a spinal injury or spine surgery

Spinal stenosis also can be caused by some medical conditions. According to the ACR, those include:

  • Inflammatory spondyloarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Spinal tumors

For more information about who is at risk of developing spinal stenosis, talk with your doctor.

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