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Can Spinal Stenosis Cause Calf Pains In The Legs
Could a fall on a steel beam cause or start the process for spinal stenosis. I fell back onto a leg of a car lift and hit my whole back and head.
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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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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