Our bones are constantly breaking down and rebuilding themselves to stay strong and healthy. When the spinal cord or nerve roots are compressed, it can lead to numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs. The back portion of the vertebra stays as it is, so the spine curves forward. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to become weak, brittle, and thin. Sitting or leaning forward can reduce some of the pressure on the nerves, providing relief from the symptoms. Spinal stenosis often occurs due to the normal wear and tear of aging. Wedge Compression Fractures If the bones are brittle and weak, they are more susceptible to fractures.
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Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.
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The spinal cord may narrow due to bone overgrowth or herniated disc. Over time, this can cause a person to lose height, and the change in posture could lead to a hunched or rounded back. The vertebrae may then fracture due to the pressure of lifting an object or a fall.