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Can I give spinal stenosis to my husband?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis is not an infection - it is not contagious or transmissible from one person to the next.

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis is not an infection - it is not contagious or transmissible from one person to the next.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis does run in families.
It has a genetic basis. It comes from your ancestors, not from your spouse.

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis does run in families.
It has a genetic basis. It comes from your ancestors, not from your spouse.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Spinal stenosis is not a communicable disease, like the flu. There are multiple causes in developing the pathology, but you can't "catch" the disease from your spouse.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis is not a transmittable condition so you do not have to fear. It may be more due to his activities, history of accidents, or his genetics or a combination of all 3.

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis is not a transmittable condition so you do not have to fear. It may be more due to his activities, history of accidents, or his genetics or a combination of all 3.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

You can not.

In brief: No

You can not.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: You can help!

While directly not, unless you overfeed him. Abdominal obesity will accentuate lumbar lordosis, not support the torso properl y with taught abdominal muscles, leaving more weight to carried by the spine.
But no it is not directly transmissible!

In brief: You can help!

While directly not, unless you overfeed him. Abdominal obesity will accentuate lumbar lordosis, not support the torso properl y with taught abdominal muscles, leaving more weight to carried by the spine.
But no it is not directly transmissible!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to pressure on the nerves within the spine.
It's primary cause is arthritic change. Thus, it is cannot be transmitted to others.

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to pressure on the nerves within the spine.
It's primary cause is arthritic change. Thus, it is cannot be transmitted to others.
Dr. Stan Lee
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