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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The stenosis can cause you back pain, but would not preclude you from having a baby. Of course, when pregnant, the extra weight and strain on your ba ... Read More

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Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pressure on cord: Imagine an hour glass with wide base and narrow center. Now consider that the spinal cord rests in a wide canal with ample room. But bulging discs, bo ... Read More
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Dr. Myles Greenberg
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Spinal narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal (which contains the spinal cord and nerves) caused by enlargement of the surrounding ligaments and ... Read More
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Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Narrowing...: It's a narrowing of the central canal that your spinal cord travels through.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Too small a canal: Spinal stenosis is a spinal canal too small for its nerve tissue contents. This can be on a congenital basis or an acquired basis due to age related ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
33 years experience Family Medicine
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It can be very: Painful. It is a decrease in space in the spinal canal which then impends on your spinal cord and/or nerve roots. It can be painful, which may decreas ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain or tingling: Often feels like an ache in the low back, buttocks, thighs and usually worse with standing or walking and much better with sitting or bending. Many p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. This narrowing causes a res ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Aside from keeping weight well controlled, diet should not play a major role in spinal stenosis.

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