A 36-year-old member asked:
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can someone get disability for spinal stenosis if married?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Married v stenosis: Spinal stenosis is found in 20% of the population by age 60. For this diagnosis in the lumbar spine alone , it would be very unusual to get disability for it unless your occupation required prolonged standing or walking and you had a private policy just for your own occupation. If it involves the cervical spine & it is causing a myleopathy then it is possible.
Answered on Dec 2, 2019
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially : Severe cases of spinal stenosis can cause paralysis and even loss of bowel and bladder function, and potentially be associated with varying degrees of diabolical as well. I don't believe the ability to "get disability" would be directly related to your marital status.
Answered on Jun 2, 2017

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Dr. Roger Frankel
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See your doctor: Spinal stenosis is made by appropriate history and physical exam. If these warrant it, an MRI or ct myelogram will confirm the diagnosis.
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