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Doctor insights on: Cervical Stenosis And Foot Cramps

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I took gabapentin for cervical stenosis. I had foot cramps and went off the drug. Cramps better, but legs still ache, could this drug induce this?

I took gabapentin for cervical stenosis. I had foot cramps and went off the drug. Cramps better, but legs still ache, could this drug induce this?

Not common: It's not common for cramping complication from Gabapentin as it's effect is on the nervous system. Here's a list of possible side effects, good luck:

http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/mono-8217-gabapentin+-+oral. Aspx? Drugid=14208&drugname=gabapentin+oral. ...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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I have lumbar myelopathy from stenosis also cervical stenosis, my legs and feet cramp up so bad after being on them all day long at night which makes?

I have lumbar myelopathy from stenosis also cervical stenosis, my legs and feet cramp up so bad after being on them all day long at night which makes?

Further evaluation: If you have a diagnosis of myelopathy, please consult your health care provider about a therapeutic plan, which could include not only surgical intervention but also other aspects such as physical therapy and other activities such as yoga and pilates which may be helpful to you. ...Read more

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I have cervical stenosis. Recently I have electric like jolts of pins and needles in arms, hands, legs and feet, when I look down.?

I have cervical stenosis. Recently I have electric like jolts of pins and needles in arms, hands, legs and feet, when I look down.?

See below: You need to see a doctor and get evaluated and treated. The stenosis may be compressing your spinal cord. Seek medical attention! ...Read more

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Intermittent Muscle twitches random all over be caused by cervical stenosis 8 mm? Felt on upper thighs, calfs, feet, arms, hands

See your physician: Intermittent muscle twitching all over are not likely to be caused by cervical stenosis. That would only affect arms and hands. It could be due to a medicine, to a body chemical abnormality (calcium level, for example) or anxiety. In any case, you need to have it evaluated by your physician to find and treat the cause. ...Read more

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I have Mod. Central cervical stenosis. I have tingling in my fingers. Lately, my R big toe also tingles. No pain or weakness. Could this be from CSS?

I have Mod. Central cervical stenosis. I have tingling in my fingers. Lately, my R big toe also tingles. No pain or weakness. Could this be from CSS?

Yes: If you have known CSS you can have a variety of such symptoms as you have described. Symptoms can get rather strange and variable, but once you get true muscle weakness or pain that will not go away, you will need neurosurgery. Good luck ...Read more

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What can be done for spinal cervical stenosis?

What can be done for spinal cervical stenosis?

Many things: Depending on the severity, stenosis of the cervical spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery. ...Read more

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What is meant by cervical spinal stenosis?

What is meant by cervical spinal stenosis?

Narrowing: In its most simple term, stenosis refers to narrowing, while cervical refers to the neck region. So, cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column in the neck. ...Read more

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Does cervical stenosis always lead to paralysis?

Not Necessarily: Cervical stenosis, or narrowing of the canal that the spinal cord passes through in the neck, causes many different symptoms and if left untreated can lead to paralysis in some cases. It is treatable with surgery, however. The key is to obtain treatment before the stenosis is severe enough to damage the spinal cord. I would discuss your concerns with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Could loss of cervical lordosis /cervical stenosis cause fasiculations?

Yes: These can occur when a motor nerve is being pinched or they can be totally unrelated to any disease. Check with a good neurologist if they are bothering you. ...Read more

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Can uterine cervical stenosis ever resolve on its own without dilation or menopause?

Can uterine cervical stenosis ever resolve on its own without dilation or menopause?

It usually does not: Menopause will not make it resolve, does not always need to be fixed unless it is causing a problem, like not able to get pregnant or obstructing the flow of blood. ...Read more

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Can mild to moderate cervical spinal stenosis cause my muscles to ache anywhere in my back from time to time?

Can mild to moderate cervical spinal stenosis cause my muscles to ache anywhere in my back from time to time?

Yes: Yes, by potentially causing spasms in the paraspinal muscles; can cause headaches as well. Consider being seen as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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What type of catheter is used for uterine cervical stenosis after dilation and how long is it typically left in for? What problem might there be?

What type of catheter is used for uterine cervical stenosis after dilation and how long is it typically left in for? What problem might there be?

Procedure: I'm not sure what procedure your doctor is recommending. It's not normal to leave the catheter in the cervix. Sometimes and angiocatheter is used to pass through the cervix. If your doctor is biopsy in your uterus then they will typically use a 2 mm pipelle. ...Read more

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Surgeon #: can cervical stenosis cause a vertigo problem where one feels somewhat off-balance when walking (person does not see anything spinning)?

Absolutely: You can have gait imbalance not due to vertigo (which tend to be related to inner ear issues), but due to what is called cervical myelopathy--bad stuff! Go see a well trained spine surgeon for examination. With this you may also notice changes in your penmanship, dropping things, problems with buttoning buttons, opening door knobs, jars; worsening dexterity, arm numbness, tingling, upper back pain. ...Read more

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Had lithium at 1.66. now normal, except have tingling and numbness in both big toes. Also have cervical spinal stenosis. Could it be from lithium?

Yes: EMG-NCS two weeks after onset of symptoms as well as a good exam should be able to differentiate parasthesias due to neuropathy from those due to cord compression. Nerve root compression in the neck would not cause symptoms in the feet. Be sure to have kidney and thyroid function checked (blood tests) if not already done. ...Read more

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I suffer cervical stenosis and recently have been experiancing neck crack and severe pain like lightning going through my head could it bo connected t?

I suffer cervical stenosis and recently have been experiancing neck crack and severe pain like lightning going through my head could it bo connected t?

Neck cracking, pain: Yes it could be but would still follow up w/ doc and consider repeat MRI/MRA and head MRI to make sure nothing else is causing the pain, like mass or dissection ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgery for cervical stenosis?

Can you tell me about surgery for cervical stenosis?

Different types: Cervical stenosis can cause neck and arm pain. In more severe cases, it may compress the spinal cord enough to produce legs and bowel/bladder problems. Surgery, if required, can be performed from the front of the neck (anterior approach) or from the back (posterior). It may require a fusion, where bone is placed to fuse several vertebra together. Your neurosurgeon can explain the risks of either. ...Read more

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Could cervical stenosis cause pain in your upper middle back on the spine?

Yes: Cerivcal stenosis may cause headaches, neck pain or upper back pain, but upper back pain is commonly caused by arthritis or muscles (myofascial pain). This type of pain may respond well to physical therapy, heat, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections or radiofrequency ablation (rfa) treatments. I would recommend discussing it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What increases my risk for cervical spinal stenosis?

Disc diease: Arthritis, some time having infection and tumors in that area. ...Read more

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Can cervical stenosis cause dizziness and headaches?

The degenerative: Changes that can be a cause of the spinal stenosis can lead to headaches originating in the back of the head or occipital region but would be unlikely a cause of dizziness unless those same degenerative chamges lead to a narrowing of the bony canals of the vertebral arteries that pass up through the cervical spine. ...Read more

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What type of doctor is a cervical stenosis surgeon?

What type of doctor is a cervical stenosis surgeon?

Neuro or Ortho: Typically, doctors who treat cervical stenosis surgically are neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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I have cervical stenosis and my arms are weak and hurt is this a disability?

Possible: It depends on the degree of symptoms and findings on your exam and how it correlates with your imaging studies and what your job duties entail as well as what treatment and your response to that treatment. ...Read more

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Can a rearend car accident cause cervical spinal stenosis and hyperextention of the neck?

Can a rearend car accident cause cervical spinal stenosis and hyperextention of the neck?

Yes: If the force of your motor vehicle accident was sufficient to displace an intervertebral disc in your cervical spine, this may cause stenosis. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with cervical stenosis. I have now strength in my left arm and right is getting weaker by the day. My entire body is numb.?

Cervical stenosis: You need to see a doc! Not a good plan to wait until friday afternoon to think you may have a problem. Understand, with spinal cord compression and injury, weakness, numbness and incoordination that develops may be permanent. If you truly have noticeable worsening today from yesterday, you need immediate attention. If this is just gradually getting worse, then call your doc monday. ...Read more

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My gallbladder is funct at 9%. For 2 yrs I have had up back pain. Deep in right shoulder. What is this more likely cervical stenosis or gallbalddr?

My gallbladder is funct at 9%. For 2 yrs I have had up back pain. Deep in right shoulder. What is this more likely cervical stenosis or gallbalddr?

Right Shoulder Pain: With your history, it is easy to say this is referred pain from the gall bladder, but it could very well be something else - your shoulder or neck. I would recommend seeing your primary care physician and having a physical examination to determine the difference. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...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