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A 25-year-old female asked:

Does neurogenic claudication only occur when the spine is extended?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
No: No, neurogenic claudication occurs when the nerve/nerve root is irritated--usually flexion for a disc bulge/herniation & extension for stenosis/spurs. Definitely positional.
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