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Colorado Springs, CO
A 74-year-old female asked:

Was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and p. neuropathy 2 yrs ago. i feel so weak most of the time and my back is always in pain. i'm not on meds for it?

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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. The longer you walk the weaker and more painful your legs become. Flexing forward (ie: using a walker or shopping cart that you lean on) often helps relieve the symptoms. Surgical decompression of the stenotic area has been shown to be very effective
Last updated Sep 27, 2016


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