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Do people with cervical spine stenosis have a lot of pain?

Do people with cervical spine stenosis have a lot of pain?

Usually not: Cervical stenosis can cause pressure on the spinal cord which can cause weakness in the arms and or legs. People often complain of fine hand movements like buttoning and dropping cups/glasses. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more


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Do lots of people get cervical spine stenosis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get cervical spine stenosis, or is it unusual?

Both : There is a genetic component to cervical stenosis but most often it is the result of repetitive injury and arthritic/degenerative changes as we get older. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

What sort of disease is cervical spine stenosis?

Narrowing: Stenosis is a condition where the tube inside the spine, the canal, is narrowed and potentially pinching on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. It can cause pain, weakness or numbness. It can be a problem from birth (congenital) or due to aging, injury or disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for cervical spine stenosis?

Nerve pain: Stenosis refers to crowding and/or impingement of the nerves or spinal cord - therefore the most common symptoms would be nerve type symptoms in the arms, such as numbness, tingling, weakness, pain. Having said that, it's very uncommon for an 18 year old to have cervical stenosis. ...Read more

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How serious is cervical spine stenosis and how is it treated?

How serious is cervical spine stenosis and how is it treated?

Varies from not at : This varies from not at all to very serious. Treatment ranges from none to use of medication, exercise and sometimes epidural steroid injections to surgery. The only serious condition is when the stenosis leads to compression of the spinal cord leading to a condition known as a myleopathy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical spine stenosis?

Cervical stenosis: This is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical spine (your neck). This can have serious nervous sytems effects at or below the area that is narrowed. ...Read more

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Is there an aftermath of cervical spine stenosis?

Yes: If it is left untreated you can be left with permanent injury to the nerves and or spinal cord. Once treated you are at risk for development of adjacent level degeneration either above and/or below the level of any fusion. ...Read more

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My fiance has cervical spine stenosis and now I wonder what I am getting into. Will this affect his ability to work?

It depends: To what degree that spinal stenosis effecting his cervical spine , what the cause of the cervical spine stenosis. Could be mild or sever if mild and his work office job, i think he will fine to work, but if is not and works in labor that a problem. Good luck .Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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Cervical Spine Stenosis (Definition)

This is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical spine (your neck). This can have serious nervous sytems effects at or below the ...Read more