Both cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia are debilitating disorders. Until recently, they were often mistaken for each other in the doctor's office. It is harder to detect cervical stenosis until it has reached a stage where it has caused permanent nerve damage.
There are two types of spinal stenosis: lumbar stenosis and cervical stenosis, I suffer from both. While lumbar spinal stenosis is more common, cervical spinal stenosis is often more dangerous because it involves compression of the spinal cord. Cervical spinal cord stenosis may lead to serious symptoms, including major body weakness or even paralysis.