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Can spinal stenosis cause calf pains in the legs?

Can spinal stenosis cause calf pains in the legs?

Yes: Spinal stenosis typically manifests as leg pain mostly when walking. However, clogged blood vessels can cause the same symptom. To know the difference, you need to get an MRI and have a doctor examine the blood vessels of your legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

Spinal stenosis is medical condition in which openings where nerves leave the spine are narrowed. As a result of the narrowed openings, nerves can get pinched off, leading to symptoms such as pain, ...Read more


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Can a slipped disc cause anterior thigh and anterior lower leg pain I have had surgery for spinal stenosis with relief 15 mos ago?

Possibly: u need to see a neurologist. There are certain nerves that inner ate those areas. The nerves come thru the spinal chord and go to their designated areas. U need to see a neurologist so he can do some tests and narrow the problem down ...Read more

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Diagnosed at 24 w/ bilateral formalin spinal stenosis.Now 30, with leg pain, weakness, vision, numb.Ms runs in family members.Can they cause similarities?

Diagnosed at 24 w/ bilateral formalin spinal stenosis.Now 30, with leg pain, weakness, vision, numb.Ms runs in family members.Can they cause similarities?

Dual problems: The numbness can be related to primal stenosis but not the visual problems which may be related to ms . The 2 conditions can coexist. You need evaluation with the neurologist as well as a specialist in rehabilitation medicine. ...Read more

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Can l4-5 spinal stenosis + left sided herniation cause muscle spasm in both legs? Why do I feel weakness in leg as it twitches?

Yes : Spinal stenosis generally causes diffuse weakness in both lower extremities and get aggravated with activity. Leaning forward as you would on a bike or sleeping in a fetal position flexes the spine and generally alleviates the pain from stenosis. You appear to have a one level disc herniation which would cause numbness, weakness, spasm in the muscles that are innervated by that nerve root. ...Read more

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Is spinal stenosis and loss of leg use reversible?

Is spinal stenosis and loss of leg use reversible?

Common problem: For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial. A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. If there has been significant nerve root involvement, permenant nerve damage may persist. Check out spinehealth .Com. ...Read more

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Just looked at med records for ongoing pain, have spinal stenosis, l4 l5 herniated discs which have been causing leg pain.How can I heal/treat this?

It depends on: Severity. Given your age, I would recommend conservative management with physical therapy, strengthen core muscle, medication to treat neuropathy, etc. For moderate to severe condition various kinds of epidural injection and various surgeries. Discuss with your provider in detail. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling anterior lower left leg 9 months after spinal stenosis surgery?

Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more