Spinal Stenosis and Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia and Back Pain?

Neck and back pain can both be symptoms experienced by those with fibromyalgia and this can sometimes mean that the start of pain associated with spinal stenosis is ignored as part of the fibromyalgia syndrome rather than recognized as a problem in itself.  Patients with fibromyalgia have a higher sensitivity to pain all over the body, with specific trigger points that may also coincide with areas likely to be implicated in spinal stenosis development.  Continue reading “Spinal Stenosis and Fibromyalgia” »

Spinal Stenosis and Arthritis

arthritis in the spineSpinal stenosis arthritis may be due to changes in the spine, either through wear and tear or inflammation and hypertrophy associated with rheumatoid arthritis.  Spondylosis is the term used to describe spinal arthritis and its changes include degeneration of the connective tissues, discs, and bones of the spine which can then cause alterations in posture, mobility, blood circulation, and nerve conductivity.  Those engaged in particular professions, such as construction or professional athletics, are more prone to developing osteoarthritis in the spine, as are those who have suffered an acute injury such as a fall or whiplash from a car accident.  Continue reading “Spinal Stenosis and Arthritis” »