This is a condition that occurs when the structures of the spine begin to crowd the nerves. It can begin with congenital stenosis, which means you are born with a spinal canal that is smaller than normal. In that case, you are more prone to any small irregularity causing crowding of the nerves. It can also occur in the setting of spondylolisthesis. In this condition, the structures of the spine slip in relation to each other so the normal anatomical relationship is disrupted.
Aging degeneration can also cause the ligaments to buckle and narrow the canal, resulting in stenosis. Since this narrowing is often associated with inflammation, steroids placed in the area can often resolve the symptoms. The there effect that steroids can have in this scenario is softening the ligaments, allowing them to stretch and therefore create more room.
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