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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
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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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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
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1 of the symptoms-: -is painful when walking. The usual distance you were able to walk gets shorter as time goes by. You have to stop & rest more often. The coldness ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Depends: Muscles may need to be relaxed, and a block cannot do that like general anesthesia could, but for some of the minimally invasive options, this is poss ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Gabel
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Depends...: Spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine can cause a condition called neurogenic claudication. The symptoms of this are difficulty walking long distances. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Let us help: Lumbar stenosis, the spinal nerve roots in the lower back are compressed, or choked, and this can produce symptoms of sciatica -- tingling, weakness o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Surgery: Spinal stenosis is the condition where the canal which the nerves and spinal cord travels gets narrow. This can be congenital or progressive due to a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
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Spinal stenosis: Yes, in some cases it can be curable, based on your age likely first by physical therapy and if not that then there are surgical options available to ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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No unless: No, the surgery cannot but if positioned too long or if areas are not adequately protected or both a compression neuropathy can develop. In the arms , ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
A Verified Doctor answered
Yes: Treatable yes....Curable possibly. See a spine orthopedist.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
A Verified Doctor answered
Yes: The herniated disc can compress the nerve.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
A Verified Doctor answered
Narrow spinal canal : There is a canal surrounded by a membrane that goes through the middle of the vertebrae. The spinal cord sits inside the canal surrounded by fluid. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
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Surgery: Generally speaking, spinal cord compression requires surgical decompression. While there are different etiologies leading to compression (i.e. Disc h ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Decreased space: The spinal cord passes through a "tunnel" in the bone. With arthritis, disc bulging, and overgrowth of surrounding ligaments, the spine cord can be ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
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complications of OA: When discs between the vertebral bodies bulge out usually backwards or sideways, it is called herniated. This causes compression on the nerve roots b ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
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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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
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Many things: Depending on the severity, stenosis of the lumbar spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Vagus nerve / spine: Spinal stenosis should not affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is safely outside of the spinal canal. In spinal stenosis, it is the spinal canal ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
A Verified Doctor answered
Not really: Spinal stenosis can be caused by many things. But as long as the canal is narrowed, by a variety of things, we call it stenosis. Congenital stenosis ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
A Verified Doctor answered
What's the question?: See your doctor and treat the problem. If you have a compressive myelopathy you might need to see a spinal surgeon. Lots of possibilities for treatme ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
A Verified Doctor answered
Several things: Spinal stenosis can be congenital but is also acquired with aging, or trauma, by either arthritis, herniated discs or even vertebral collapse as peopl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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You can't: The size of the canal is inherited. The secondary degenerative leading to further narrowing is also linked to genetics. You may be able to reduce this ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
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Specific vs general: Spinal stenosis is not specific to region (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar). Spinal stenosis of lumbar spine is lumbar spinal stenosis. Central steno ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
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Not always: Usually, unless there is a need for urgent surgical intervention, a trial of conservative therapy is attempted. This may consist of combinations of ph ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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No.: Disc herniation is the result of tearing of the ligamentous wrapping arounfd the disc, the annulus fibrosis. This can result from injury or be spontan ... Read More
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