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Can cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Yes
The acquired type can be when you herniate a disc & this takes up the space of the spinal canal & you get symptoms of stenosis or cord problem like a myleopathy.
Likewise a spine fracture that has some bone that displaces into the canal &heals that way can do the same. After a soft tissue injury, later down the line, the rate of degeneration can be accelerated leading to spinal stenosis.

In brief: Yes
The acquired type can be when you herniate a disc & this takes up the space of the spinal canal & you get symptoms of stenosis or cord problem like a myleopathy.
Likewise a spine fracture that has some bone that displaces into the canal &heals that way can do the same. After a soft tissue injury, later down the line, the rate of degeneration can be accelerated leading to spinal stenosis.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
In brief: Yes
Congenital spinal stenosis means that the spinal canal has a narrow diameter because you're born that way.
Cervical degenerative spine disease can also lead to stenosis. A fall can result in a herniation or slipped disc and result in spinal stenosis.

In brief: Yes
Congenital spinal stenosis means that the spinal canal has a narrow diameter because you're born that way.
Cervical degenerative spine disease can also lead to stenosis. A fall can result in a herniation or slipped disc and result in spinal stenosis.
Dr. Randolph Evans
Dr. Randolph Evans
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