Answers to Common Spine Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about spine health.

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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Source: Jennifer Smail, MD, Pledger Orthopaedic Spine Center and Associates; Neal Mehan, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

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