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Previous Fracture Predisposition To Spinal Stenosis
Sometimes: A prior lumbar fracture can cause spinal stenosis if some of the fracture fragments get pushed into the spinal canal where the nerves are. Usually the fracture will cause stenosis acutely around the time of the fracture and not usually in the distant future. However, some fractures can result in delayed stenosis and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Seeing a doctor for spinal problems and don't think he understands my
I was diagnosed 5 years ago with scoliosis diagnosed 5 years ago with scoliosis with my curve at 18 degrees to the
Stenosis and a fractured vertebrea which has healed
Follow up to previous question. Can severe pain after bm in patient with ankylosing spodylitis or spinal stenosis be warning for cauda equina syndrom?
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 2 more doctor answers
Spinal narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal (which contains the spinal cord and nerves) caused by enlargement of the surrounding ligaments and bones. This enlargement creates pressure on the nerves and/or spinal cord and their blood supply resulting usually in back and/or leg pain, especially when the patient is walking upright. The condition usually occurs in older people. ...Read moreSee 2 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 2 more doctor answers
It's unlikely: Spinal stenosis can be congenital (with you from birth) or acquired after years of arthritis build up around where the nerves travel. For a work injury to cause that would take both a significant injury and years of time for the problem to develop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spinal stenosis is a: narrowing of the spinal canal where the nerve tissue is found leading to too tight a fit for this tissue. Calcified discs can occur with age, due to certain diseases or secondary to the effects of trauma. Spinal stenosis can be related to aging changes, due to being born with a smaller than average canal or related to space occupying lesions like tumors, disc herniations, cysts, spine fractures ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A spinal canal that: It is when the spinal canal is too narrow for the contents within it, the neural tissues: spinal cord, thecal sac & nerve roots. This leads to the compression of these structures which may or may not cause symptoms. There are several different types of spinal stenosis, congenital & acquired. The acquired is: degeneration, instability, fracture, cysts, herniation, tumor, fat, ligamentous. ...Read more
Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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