Symptoms of Foraminal Stenosis
The symptoms of foraminal stenosis may include numbness, pain that radiates into other parts of the body, burning sensations, progressively worsening back or neck pain, and tingling or “pins and needles” sensations in the arms and legs.
If a foramen in the cervical section of the spine is narrowing, symptoms will be felt in the shoulders, arms, and hands.
If a lumbar foramen is being affected, symptoms will be felt in the legs, feet and buttocks. Weakness may also set in as nerve compression restricts nutrients from getting to muscles.