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Is Spinal Stenosis Common In Patients With Ms
How can they determine if my foot drop is being caused by my Ms or Spinal Stenosis? I am having an EMG done in Sept. will this help tell which one?
Quite simple: If you have spinal stenosis, your L-5 nerve root may well be compressed, but alternatively, you could even possess a peroneal nerve problem. An EMG can clarify totally, and if negative, the foot drop would be more likely due to spinal cord involvement in MS. If the latter, you should be treated for a relapse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
I have MS and spinal stenosis. Emg shows l5-l4-s1 compression of nerve root. Orthopaedic surgeon won't do the surgery without neurologist ok.?
Cautious : I would guess the surgeon is being cautious to make sure that the neurologist agrees that surgery will help the problem. Stenosis of the spinal canal is different than neuroforaminal stenosis. Emg is usually normal in canal stenosis and is sometimes helpful in neuroforaminal stenosis. Just because you have something wrong on EMG and MRI doesn't mean surgery is the answer. Ask twice, cut once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK - but not enough: Walking is ok - (better than sitting around). Walking however does not really increase back muscle strength (no challenge to the muscles, you are not going to get a bigger biceps from walking either). To significantly strengthen the para-spinous muscles (thereby reducing strain on the spinal column), isometric exercises e.g. Swimming, bicycle, rowing machine, yoga) are preferred to just walking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow up to previous question. Can severe pain after bm in patient with ankylosing spodylitis or spinal stenosis be warning for cauda equina syndrom?
Can sexual activities like ejaculation and orgasm cause worsening symptoms in patients with Spinal stenosis , Herniated disc , Bulging disc ?
Could spinal stenosis or scar tissue be a cause for post L5 s-1 fusion patient to have numbness and tingling in feet then to buttocks and groin.?
Yes: Spinal stenosis can lead to these symptoms and postoperative spinal changes can as well whether related to "scar tissue" or not. This causes symptoms from buttocks down to feet. If symptoms are going up leg from feet it may be a neuropathy or related to nerve changes in leg rather than in spine. You can have this evaluated and an emg/ncv or nerve test may help to distinguish source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weakness: Spinal stenosis complications depend on the region of the stenosis. Weakness, numbness. Tingling, paralysis, incontinence of bowel and bladder are all known complications. Talk with your doctor about specific complications based on the location of your stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positional sciatica: Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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