Cervical Foraminal Narrowing

The foramina allow the passage of nerve roots to branch off from either sides of the vertebrae. Cervical foraminal narrowing is a condition where space that is available for nerve roots to exit the spinal column is restricted. It is generally caused by wear and tear of the functional parts of the spine with age. This medical condition causes aching and stiffness in the neck and back and in some cases may also lead to pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness.

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With growing age, it is a natural process that the functional parts of the spine are likely to deteriorate. The joints in the spine may be also susceptible to herniate or bulge. Medical tests like X-rays, MRI Scans, CT scans can be conducted to examine the root causes of the condition. The treatment can start with medications, exercise, injections and therapies. However, if none of the above work, surgery may be an option.


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