Your spinal nerves exit through the foramen, or holes, in your vertebrae to allow nerves access to places in your arms and legs. When this foramen is narrowed it can cause increased pressure around the nerve, which can result in arm or leg pain.
Your condition might also include shooting, burning pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the extremities.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might consider an epidural injection. The procedure involves placing steroid medication in the affected area – this can significantly reduce nerve irritation, alleviate pain, and could help prevent surgical forms of treatment.