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What are the common complications of spinal stenosis?

What are the common complications of spinal stenosis?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

Spinal stenosis is medical condition in which openings where 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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How common is spinal stenosis at 22 years old?

How common is spinal stenosis at 22 years old?

Spinal stenosis: At the age of 22 years spinal stenosis is quite uncommon, in fact somewhat rare. I would be concern about other causes such as a bone disorder that might have led to this finding. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis?

What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis?

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 more

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What's the most common problem from spinal stenosis?

Limit standing/walk: For the lumbar spinal stenosis, limited capacity to stand and/or walk.Due to pain, numbing, tingling &/or fatigue --for the cervical region, pain into the arms with numbing and/or tingling and/or weakness. ...Read more

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Has anyone diagnosed "lateral recess spinal stenosis" in anyone under 25 yrs of age? How common is lrss in this age cohort?

Yes and not common: There are other issues that can lead to this like spondylolithesis which is found in 6% of the population and significant repetitive loading as with football can accelerate degenerative changes in the neck and back leading to this as well. Obesity and smoking will also accelerate degenerative changes ...Read more

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Is spinal stenosis common in patients with ms?

Not really: Patients may have both spinal stenosis and MS but there is no causative relationship between the two. In other words, MS does not predispose someone to have spinal stenosis. There occurences are purely coincidental. ...Read more

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Since I have sever spinal stenosis and had a spinal fusion. Now I am in diapers. .is this common to have incontinence with these problems ?

That can B-: -a complication, but is certainly not common. It also depends where the stenosis was. It would B more common if a cervical decompression was carried out than lumbar. ...Read more

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I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity i get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity i get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

Not really: Headaches are not common with myelomalacia but can happen. Lying flat to relieve them sounds more leak a spinal fluid headache. Make sure you dont have something else going on. ...Read more

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With spinal stenosis -- are leg weakness and leg tremors more common when it is cold?

Yes: Leg weakness & tremors are frequent symptoms of spinal stenosis. Cold also reduces strength of muscle contraction and also induces tremors. The combination of the two situations augment the responses. ...Read more

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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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