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When the vertebral bodies are stacked one on top of another, they create a vertical tunnel behind the vertebral bodies called the spinal canal or neural canal. The spinal canal is space in vertebrae through which the spinal cord is passes. Spinal stenosis can occur in three locations of the spinal canal: in the middle of the canal, in the lateral recess, or in the neuroforamen. The spinal canal is filled with cerebrospinal fluid that bathes nerves. The canal originates at the base of the skull and ends at the sacrum. On both sides of the spinal canal, there are neural foramen at each level of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine small canals, through which the paired spinal nerves travel.
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Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery, Spine Research, Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research, Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases, Journal of Neurological Disorders, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, The Spine Journal, Global Spine Journal, International Journal of Spine Surgery, European Spine Journal, Spine Deformity, Journal of Spine Research, Korean Journal of Spine, Spine Research