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Does Spinal Stenosis Cause Shortness Of Breath
Blood oxygen at 73 no breath very weak started about a month ago and steadily getting worse , going from one room to the next i need to rest to move again, lungs are clear heart fine but in a lot of pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis and four vertebrae bo
Smoker? COPD?: Blood oximetry at 73% is generally not good news. It points to a problem with ur lung or heart. Were u ever a smoker? That cd explain breathing & back problems. U may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which comes from yrs of smoking. See ur doctor quickly to get diagnosed. While COPD damage cannot be reversed, ur symptoms can b treated w/ inhalers, & oximetry improved. Don't smoke! ...Read more
Shortness of breath in stress. Coronary cta by mdct-256 dual source @100bpm.Lad2 muscle bridge 1.91 CM cause mild stenosis(40%) in systolic. Advice pl?
Need lung function: At your age, lung function impairment would be a more likely cause than cardiovascular disease unless you have many risk factors for cv disease. Suggest that you get an exercise tolerance test if the basic lung function test is normal to find out. Anxiety with hyperventilation is yet another cause for sob under stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clot at 12 yrs ago after spinal surgery. Got in lungs. Have times where I have heavy shortness of breath for days. Is this related to the clot?
It's possible: It's possible that the part of the lung that was closed off from its blood supply 12 years ago when you got the clot has now developed scarring and so that part of the lung is dysfunctional. Who knows what happens when you get those bouts of shortness of breath. Perhaps, that part of the lung is making an overall difference. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cervical stenosis: ...Hmm, only if it caused a severe sudden disc herniation or perhaps a fracture, otherwise stenosis is a process of gradual degeneration and not an acute disease. What can happen is that stenosis symptoms suddenly worsen due to alittle instability that occurred during the fall, and tight nerves were suddenly squeezed some more, and that gave you the symptoms... Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonight I got really cold & my muscles felt heavy and locked up, which caused me to fall. Could this be tied w/ my back issues like my spinal stenosis?
Muscles locked: it could be due to spinal stenosis. It also could be due to electrolyte abnormalities, other neurological abnormalities, dehydration, simple fainting or being clumsy. It certainly warrants a trip to the doctor for an evaluation and blood work at the least. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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