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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can spinal stenosis cause you to have short term memory loss?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No: It just doesn't work that way. You may think you are going to lose your mind due to the pain and you may lose your mind taking the medications used to treat the pain of spinal stenosis but, no, it does not lead to short term memory loss.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
No: Memory loss may be indicative of a brain disorder. Spinal stenosis will not cause short term memory loss.

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Can spinal stenosis lead to short term memory loss?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No: It just doesn't work that way. You may think you are going to lose your mind due to the pain and you may lose your mind taking the medications used to treat the pain of spinal stenosis but, no, it does not lead to short term memory loss.

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