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Can spinal stenosis go to your neck and cause sciatica in both legs?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis can effect your back and you can have spinal stenosis of your neck.
Stenosis simply means narrowing. Neck stenosis would not cause sciatica.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis can effect your back and you can have spinal stenosis of your neck.
Stenosis simply means narrowing. Neck stenosis would not cause sciatica.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Dr. James Fenoglio
General Practice
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In brief: Yes

spinal stenosis can affect any part of the spine and can most certainly cause sciatica in your legs

In brief: Yes

spinal stenosis can affect any part of the spine and can most certainly cause sciatica in your legs
Dr. James Fenoglio
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes and no

A true "sciatica" is the compression of a nerve or nerves that make up the sciatic nerve, associated with leg symptoms.
Because the sciatic nerve is in the low back and leg, a true sciatica can only be from there. That being said, patients with cord compression in their neck can definitely have symptoms in their legs similar to a sciatica. Consider being checked.

In brief: Yes and no

A true "sciatica" is the compression of a nerve or nerves that make up the sciatic nerve, associated with leg symptoms.
Because the sciatic nerve is in the low back and leg, a true sciatica can only be from there. That being said, patients with cord compression in their neck can definitely have symptoms in their legs similar to a sciatica. Consider being checked.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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