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Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Yes: Left alone, you can develop weakness, pain and or numbness. Decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) can help. ...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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What causes spinal stenosis?

What causes spinal stenosis?

Several things: Spinal stenosis can be congenital but is also acquired with aging, or trauma, by either arthritis, herniated discs or even vertebral collapse as people age, which can result in vertebra slipping across each other which can cause stenosis too. It is important to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation, or a orthopedist who specializes in the spine, for full evaluation and treatment, surgery is an option. ...Read more

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What causes spinal stenosis?

What causes  spinal stenosis?

Born with or develop: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal leading to compression of nerve tissue. You can be born with it or you can develop it with age related or degenerative changes or acquire it through deformities/instabilities or with disc herniations, synovial cysts or after some spine fractures. ...Read more

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Can one get permanent disability for spinal stenosis?

Yes: One can have such a degree of spinal stenosis such that they would be disabled. There may be surgical correction to rid one of the disability. I would hope you are looking at the positive side of this and to remain not disabled. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfuction?

Can spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfuction?

Yes: Any compromise of the spinal cord can affect the nerves responsible for erections. ...Read more

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Does spinal stenosis cause pain in the arms and shoulders?

Does spinal stenosis cause pain in the arms and shoulders?

Spinal stenosis: If it is lumbar and not cervical spinal stenosis pain in the upper body would be very uncommon, much more common in the legs and feet if it is lumbar stenosis. ...Read more

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Could spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfunction?

Could spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfunction?

Possibly: If severe enough to cause compression of the lumbar nerve roots (specifically l2, 3, 4) this could cause difficulty with normal arousal reflexes, including erection. ...Read more

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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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Can cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Can cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Yes: The acquired type can be when you herniate a disc & this takes up the space of the spinal canal & you get symptoms of stenosis or cord problem like a myleopathy. Likewise a spine fracture that has some bone that displaces into the canal &heals that way can do the same. After a soft tissue injury, later down the line, the rate of degeneration can be accelerated leading to spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Could a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Could a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

No: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis takes years to develop, usually not from an event such as a fall. That being said, a person with pre-existing spinal stenosis of cervical spine can sustain central cord syndrome/contusion from the fall, become very symptomatic. ...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


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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