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What's the most common problem from spinal stenosis?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Function
Loss in function.
Patients can progressively lose the ability to stand and walk.

In brief: Function
Loss in function.
Patients can progressively lose the ability to stand and walk.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Leg pain
Classic symptoms for lumbar stenosis are leg pain with exertion.
This improves with rest and with leaning forward. It is common to notice that you can walk further when at the grocery store when you lean over a shopping cart. Cervical stenosis can cause arm pain and weakness in the arms and legs. Balance and coordination can be affected, as can bowel and bladder function.

In brief: Leg pain
Classic symptoms for lumbar stenosis are leg pain with exertion.
This improves with rest and with leaning forward. It is common to notice that you can walk further when at the grocery store when you lean over a shopping cart. Cervical stenosis can cause arm pain and weakness in the arms and legs. Balance and coordination can be affected, as can bowel and bladder function.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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