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Can spinal stenosis or disc herniation cause back pain and weakness in legs?

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Dr James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Spinal stenosis

Both spinal stenosis and disc herniation can cause both back and leg pain along with weakness.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Both spinal stenosis and disc herniation can cause both back and leg pain along with weakness.
Dr James Goodrich
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Dr Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: It can

Classically, the symptoms of lumbar canal stenosis is worsen when standing, and are promptly relieved by sitting or lying down.
Radiographic confirmation of the diagnosis can be accomplished using ct or/and mri. Common symptoms include stiffness of the thighs and legs, back pain (which may be a constant symptom).

In brief: It can

Classically, the symptoms of lumbar canal stenosis is worsen when standing, and are promptly relieved by sitting or lying down.
Radiographic confirmation of the diagnosis can be accomplished using ct or/and mri. Common symptoms include stiffness of the thighs and legs, back pain (which may be a constant symptom).
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