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A 49-year-old male asked:

Can spinal stenosis cause neuropathy?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
It can cause nerve: Spinal Stenosis can cause nerve compression and even damage. Technically it can cause nerve damage and not neuropathy. Your neurologist can clarify

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the main difference between peripheral neuropathy and spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Leeanswered
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Several: Peripheral neuropathy tends start in the toes, moving up the limbs with worsening, and in a circumferential distribution. Spinal stenosis symptoms typically start at the back/buttock, radiates down the limb, in a band-like pattern(sciatica), and worsens with extension of the spine.
Last updated Apr 28, 2021


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