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Is tightness associated with cervical spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

If by tightness you mean the muscles of your arms or legs tighten on their own, there may be increased muscle tone, and that can be a sign of myelopathy, a condition associated with cervical canal stenosis.

In brief: Perhaps

If by tightness you mean the muscles of your arms or legs tighten on their own, there may be increased muscle tone, and that can be a sign of myelopathy, a condition associated with cervical canal stenosis.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

Most stenosis in this region is secondary to degenerative changes that occur over time and can lead to restrictions of motion and be associated with muscle tightness.

In brief: It can be

Most stenosis in this region is secondary to degenerative changes that occur over time and can lead to restrictions of motion and be associated with muscle tightness.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes, absolutely .
Cervical stenosis is a narrowing or "pinching" of the nerve canal in the cervical spine which could certainly be described as a tightness as well.

In brief: Yes

Yes, absolutely .
Cervical stenosis is a narrowing or "pinching" of the nerve canal in the cervical spine which could certainly be described as a tightness as well.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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