Degenerative spinal disorders are a group of conditions that involve a loss of
normal structure and function in the spine
. This is caused by a variety of
issues such as aging, infection, tumors, muscle strains, or arthritis. Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal, is a condition potentially more serious than degenerative disc disease - the spine and nerves may be significantly compressed causing both back pain and pain that radiates to other parts of the body.