Function. Loss in function. Patients can progressively lose the ability to stand and walk.
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.
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?
Afraid so. this is getting bad. See a surgeon soon. Read more...