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can spinal stenosis cause paralysis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Dont wait 2 find out: Cauda equina syndrome is loss of control of bowel and bladder and numbness where you sit, called 'saddle anesthesia'. It is considered a neurosurgica ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It could based on : It could happen based on the spinal level or levels the compression is occuring due to the strnosis. It has to be a high enough level to affect more ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
14 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal issues: stenosis is simply another word for "narrowing" of the space. So it's possible that a herniation (something going into a space it's not supposed to) i ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Technically, spinal stenosis is defined as a narrowing of the nerve canal and a disc herniation can definitely cause narrowing of the canal.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If severe enough to cause compression of the lumbar nerve roots (specifically l2, 3, 4) this could cause difficulty with normal arousal reflexes, incl ... Read More
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Dr. Marion Dunn
42 years experience Psychiatry
Spinal Stenosis: My apology .I am a psychiatrist and have not been privy to working with this condition. It may be hereditary or survival of an injury.
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: Yes, son all stenosis can directly or indirectly cause various forms of sexual dysfunction.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience Neurology
Yes: Congenital spinal stenosis means that the spinal canal has a narrow diameter because you're born that way. Cervical degenerative spine disease can als ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Dr. Jian Shen answered
8 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis takes years to develop, usually not from an event such as a fall. That being said, a person with pre-existing ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical stenosis: ...Hmm, only if it caused a severe sudden disc herniation or perhaps a fracture, otherwise stenosis is a process of gradual degeneration and not an ac ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Noise: I feel that the cracking or creaking sounds on spinal motion emanate from ligaments. I'm not sure whether spinal stenosis makes you more prone to thes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andras Perl
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Yes.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
It can cause nerve: Spinal Stenosis can cause nerve compression and even damage. Technically it can cause nerve damage and not neuropathy. Your neurologist can clarif ... Read More

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