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If I have spinal stenosis is it safe to get pregnant?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Yes

Since back discomfort is common in the later stages of pregnancy, expect any symptoms to be accentuated if there are pre-existing back problems before becoming pregnant.

In brief: Yes

Since back discomfort is common in the later stages of pregnancy, expect any symptoms to be accentuated if there are pre-existing back problems before becoming pregnant.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes? There would not typically be any contraindication unless it was the rare case of severe stenosis that needed surgery and maybe should be taken care of before you became pregnant, not common certainly,especially at your age.

In brief: Yes

Yes? There would not typically be any contraindication unless it was the rare case of severe stenosis that needed surgery and maybe should be taken care of before you became pregnant, not common certainly,especially at your age.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Pregnancy will not affect the stenosis but may or may not aggravate symptoms if you tend to extend your lower back as you progress in size with your pregnancy.
Back extension further narrows the spinal canal.

In brief: Yes

Pregnancy will not affect the stenosis but may or may not aggravate symptoms if you tend to extend your lower back as you progress in size with your pregnancy.
Back extension further narrows the spinal canal.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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