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what is the main difference between peripheral neuropathy and spinal stenosis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several: Peripheral neuropathy tends start in the toes, moving up the limbs with worsening, and in a circumferential distribution. Spinal stenosis symptoms typ ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes: An emg/ncv will show if the nerve irritation (abnormaility) is peripheral or at the spinal level. It is however possible to have both.
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: A peripheral neuropathy is not caused by spinal disease.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, quite commonly: The older you get, you have more chances of spine issues in back and neck from degenerative changes to cause neuropathy of varying severity. Most of t ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Gabel
Specializes in Neurosurgery
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 51-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
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Several things: Statins are important to lower your risk but muscle complaints (not necessarily neuropathy) are common. Strategies to reduce side effects include try ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Aggressive approach: An electrical stimulator seems to me to be a rather severe remedy for a condition which can usually be well controlled with simple interventions. Are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Post lami syndrome: Depending on when you had your fusion, this may be post laminectomy syndrome. Scar tissue can form, causing pain in associated areas. Peripheral neu ... Read More
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