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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the nerves leave the spine are narrowed. As a result of the narrowed openings, nerves can get pinched off, leading to symptoms such as pain, ...Read more


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Could spinal stenosis in lumbar spine cause bluish color feet?

Could spinal stenosis in lumbar spine cause bluish color feet?

No: The symptoms of spinal stenosis can sometimes mimic those of vascular disease (clogging of blood vessels). I would see your doctor and get this checked out right away. Patients with vascular disease in the legs may also have it in the heart (leading to the potential for a heart attack)>. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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My feet have been going numb; can this be from my spinal stenosis?

My feet have been going numb; can this be from my spinal stenosis?

Yes: Yes it may be due to your stenosis, but other problems can cause foot numbness. Another common cause is peripheral neuropathy, a condition of the small feeling nerves in your feet. There are many causes of neuropathy; perhaps the most common is diabetes. ...Read more

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R there other explanations for foot to tingle with hot shower or weather besides ms?i have anteriorlisthesis and spinal stenosis. No other mri finding

R there other explanations for foot to tingle with hot shower or weather besides ms?i have anteriorlisthesis and spinal stenosis. No other mri finding

A spondylo is -: - a cause of lower leg symptoms, depending on the degree. They can B developmental or traumatic or stress related, & by stress it means some repetitive hyper-extension activity. Younger females who R pushed into swimming @ a young age, or gymnasts . In men interior line men can get it.A hot shower is not related 2 tingling but weather can effect the spondylo., as it is a degenerative disease. ...Read more

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I am a obese 55 old woman handicapped with spinal stenosis. Latly I am having sharp and very painful pain in my thighs and it hurts when I am on my feet and especially when I wear shoes with heels what would you suggest to aleviate the pain?

I am a obese 55 old woman handicapped with spinal stenosis. Latly I am having sharp and very painful pain in my thighs and it hurts when I am on my feet and especially when I wear shoes with heels what would you suggest to aleviate the pain?

Lose weight & heels: Both actions should help symptoms depending on what reason you have for being handicapped. Heels force your back into extension which further narrows your spinal canal aggravating the stenosis present . Treatment ranges from medication, use of a cane, physical therapy and epidural steroid injections. If you need surgery, obesity increases the risks/ complications of surgery. ...Read more

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I Have spinal stenosis and neuropathy. Lots of numbness. Why do my legs and feet feel like they are in ice water at night? Walking is hard.

1 of the symptoms-: -is painful when walking. The usual distance you were able to walk gets shorter as time goes by. You have to stop & rest more often. The coldness can be associated with it also. I am assuming you mean the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis L4-5. Plus spinal stryrinx T2-8. Symptoms have changed pain in leg run down r side of now down back feet numb while sitting up.

Your question is???: You have not asked a question but those symptoms strongly suggest you need a neurologic evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis with sciatic pain from foot to thigh. Now, I am having severe pain up to groin. I have been usingfentanyl patch and oxycodone with no relief. What should I do ?

I have spinal stenosis with sciatic pain from foot to thigh. Now, I am having severe pain up to groin. I have been usingfentanyl patch and oxycodone with no relief. What should I do ?

See, below: If you are using oxycodone regularly (daily) than you are going into withdrawal despite a more consistent level of fentanyl provided by the patch. That withdrawal at the end of the oxycodone dosing interval is exacerbating your pain. Another trick that is not well appreciated is the use of ultra low dose Naltrexone (0.25 mgs 1-2x daily) also the other drugs per answers given by the other docs. ...Read more

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I am being treated for spinal stenosis but today my right arm, hand, leg and foot are having continuous pins and needle feeling. ?

Many possible causes: You could have spinal stenosis in both the neck & back which occurs in 20% of patients with stenosis in one region. If it is in the neck, the degenerative changes that create the stenosis may also be affecting one of the vertebral arteries leading to stroke like symptoms or you may be having a mini stroke or tia. The other possibility is that it may be a symptom of a demylinating disease like ms. ...Read more

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I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet.I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet.I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

Medically Sound: One cannot generalize for every patient and their own particular situation. In general, if a patient has been adequately decompressed, as you have been with 4 surgeries, and still has residual or continuing neuropathic pain they would be considered an excellent candidate for SCS at first assessment. Further spinal surgeries have not been seen to help and may in fact worsen your situation. ...Read more

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Mri-t12-l1 l4-l5 l5-s1 disk protrusion no nerve impingement or spinal stenosis. Left low back buttock leg pain ×3 wks. Foot cold tingling. Worse when sitting standing walking. 10 days steriod no help?

Mri-t12-l1 l4-l5 l5-s1 disk protrusion no nerve impingement or spinal stenosis. Left low back buttock leg pain ×3 wks. Foot cold tingling. Worse when sitting standing walking. 10 days steriod no help?

Delaying in this: Circumstance isn't advisable. Your symptoms suggest impingement, either through direct nerve compression or swelling around the nerve. In any event, a discussion with your neurologist/neurosurgeon about an epidural steroid (or transforaminal steroid) injection should happen sooner, rather than later. Although a cold, numb foot may be related to other (vascular) problems, nerve problems are primary. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Yes: Left alone, you can develop weakness, pain and or numbness. Decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) can help. ...Read more

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Could spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfunction?

Could spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfunction?

Possibly: If severe enough to cause compression of the lumbar nerve roots (specifically l2, 3, 4) this could cause difficulty with normal arousal reflexes, including erection. ...Read more

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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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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more