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A 36-year-old male asked:

can moderate central canal stenosis throughout the lumbar spine, moderate degrees of neural foram, stenosis at l4-5,l5-s1 cause gastroparesis please h?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Gastroparesis is not caused by lumbar spinal stenosis. It can be caused by neuropathy, transient infection, diabetes, anorexia or bulimia.
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
Not likely: Lumbar spinal stenosis can give rise to a condition called cauda equina syndrome. CES can give rise to bowel dysfunction but generally in the form of incontinence or constipation. This is a lower bowel problem and not a generalized condition such as gastroparesis (a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents). I hope this helps.

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