What Causes Foraminal Stenosis (Narrowing)?

Neural foraminal narrowing or foraminal stenosis is usually associated with the aging process, however any of these conditions may contribute to this diagnosis.

cause of foraminal stenosis illustrated

BULGING DISC: A part of the disc can protrude and pinch the nerve roots when it protrudes into the foraminal space.

BONE SPURS: May grow on the foramina therefore making it smaller and constricting the nerve roots.

DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE: The foramina may be reduced due to loss of disc height created by disc degeneration.

HERNIATED DISC: A portion of the intervertebral disc may protrude into the foramen constricting the nerve roots.

SPONDYLOLISTHESIS: A condition when a vertebra slips over another and may cause significant reduction of the foramina.

The Bonati Spine Institute encourages patients with foraminal narrowing to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discuss your conditions with our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Spine Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions when it comes to advanced spine surgery. Your pain from foraminal narrowing can become a thing of the past.