Is tightness associated with cervical spinal stenosis?

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.
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.
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.

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What does it mean to have cervical spinal stenosis?

Narrowing. Stenosis can be central, narrowing of the canal formed by the bony arch of the vertebrae that the spinal cord hangs in. Or it can be narrowing of the openings to the sides that the spinal nerves exit between the vertebrae. This can be caused by hypertrophy or thickening of the bony parts or the ligament along the back of the vertebral bodies or the discs pushing into the spaces or a combination. Read more...
Narrowed spine canal. In the neck or cervical region, the spinal canal is too narrow causing neural tissue compression of either the spinal cord or nerves or both caused by a canal or foramen that started too small or narrowed with age due to degeneration or as result of other conditions that affect the spine leading to this narrowing with neural compression. Sometimes there are no symptoms, just a finding on studies. Read more...

What exercises are good for cervical spinal stenosis?

There is not a . Specific set of exercises for this other than general stretching, cardiovascular and strengthening programs to be in good general shape. Read more...
Not really. Exercise is in general is good, but it really does not do much for the condition of spinal stenosis. Somewhat similar in thought process to exercise not really doing a lot for a severely arthritic knee. Read more...

What is the best treatment for cervical spinal stenosis? Is it medicine can cure?

Depends . No best care. Response to different therapies varies. See a neurosurgeon to determine if surgery is indicated. Conservative treatment include pain pills, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy and laser surgery. Good luck. Read more...
Spinal stenosis. Medication can temporized the pain and discomfort but will not cure the stenosis which is a mechanical problem where the spine bone elements have grown and are compression the spinal cord and spinal roots. Read more...

I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity I get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

Yes. With activity we all get some swelling of tissues. In your case that swelling likely piches on the nerves and spinal cord. I would suggest seeing a pain specialist or neurosurgeon. Read more...
Not really. Headaches are not common with myelomalacia but can happen. Lying flat to relieve them sounds more leak a spinal fluid headache. Make sure you dont have something else going on. Read more...

Can you get cervical spinal stenosis from a fall?

No. While a fall can break a bone or cause a ruptured disk in the neck, potentially narrowing the canal, technically that is not considered stenosis. Stenosis can be genetic (inherited). The size of the channel containing the cord varies from person to person. Those born with narrow canals may not have symptoms till they have an injury or have arthritis that further narrows the channel. Read more...
Yes, sort of. If you fractured or dislocated your spine or caused a disc to herniate, then yes. These would likely require severe trauma. Otherwise, if MRI or ct shows congenital (from birth) or acquired (degenerative) stenosis, this is not trauma or fall related. Not to say a fall in the presence of stenosis couldn't cause the onset of symptoms or even (rare) paralysis. Read more...

What increases my risk for cervical spinal stenosis?

Smoking family hx. Smoking is a risk of increased degenerative changes which can lead to spinal stenosis as is a strong family history of arthritis or back issues. Certain syndromes are associated with spinal stenosis. Read more...
Arthritis. It is typically an arthritic condition and so often the worse the arthritis, the worse the stenosis. Read more...

Could a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

No. Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis takes years to develop, usually not from an event such as a fall. That being said, a person with pre-existing spinal stenosis of cervical spine can sustain central cord syndrome/contusion from the fall, become very symptomatic. Read more...

Could it happen such that a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Cervical stenosis. ...Hmm, only if it caused a severe sudden disc herniation or perhaps a fracture, otherwise stenosis is a process of gradual degeneration and not an acute disease. What can happen is that stenosis symptoms suddenly worsen due to alittle instability that occurred during the fall, and tight nerves were suddenly squeezed some more, and that gave you the symptoms... Good luck! Read more...

Can trauma cause cervical spinal stenosis?

A burst fracture. Trauma can provide canal narrowing from malalignment or fracture fragment stenosing the canal i don't like mixing he generative conditions with trauma they look completly different in imaging degeneration rarely occurs in only one level while trauma usually occurs at one level if this a late legal question weak arguments can be made on both sides experts will disagreeiif a remote accident i. Read more...