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Doesn't spinal stenosis mean that it's bone spurs that pinch the nerves?

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Pinched nerves: Depending on how severe the nerves are compressed, spinal stenosis just means narrowing of the spinal canal from any- and all causes. Some people have terrible symptoms when standing and walking due to bone spurs; other patients can tolerate it just fine; despite bigger spurs... A good ortho spine doc can look at the scans for you and determine the best course of action.

Answered 12/9/2013

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