What are symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Depends on the area. Lumbar stenosis is most common and typically causes deep, aching buttock and leg pain that is worse with activity and relieved with rest. It may also cause sciatica, weakness and numbness in one or both legs. Cervical stenosis will often present as loss of coordination and may be more subtle. It may also result in radiating arm pain, numbness or weakness and neck pain.
Multiple. There are multiple symptoms with spinal stenosis. Pain radiating down the leg(s) -radiculopathy - usually worse with extension of the back, weakness, and numbness are some of the commonly seen symptoms.
Spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis in a condition wherein tissue grows around the spinal cord, causing gradual compression and pain. It's progressive and unrelenting. Unfortunately leading to debility and pain in the back that tends to relent when bending forward. Surgical options are available which may help, but left alone it'll cause progressive limitations.
Depends. This depends on the region of the spine that it occurs and the severity of the spinal stenosis. There can be no symptoms, symptoms of neck or back pain with or without arm or leg pain. Symptoms can include neurologic ones like numbing and tingling as the most common which would be made worse with spine extension and better with spine flexion.

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What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Positional sciatica. Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position). Read more...
None. 20% of people over age 60 have imaging findings of spinal stenosis but most have no symptoms. Generally, pain with numbing and tingling with a sensation of fatigue in the legs made worse with standing or walking relieved by bending or leaning forward or by sitting. If the stenosis is a high lumbar level it may or may not go very far down the legs. Read more...
Multiple. There are multiple symptoms with spinal stenosis. Pain radiating down the leg(s) -radiculopathy - usually worse with extension of the back, weakness, and numbness are some of the commonly seen symptoms. Read more...

What are the symptoms of back spinal stenosis?

Many. Bachache, root pain baladder and bowl symptoms and sensory symptoms. Typically symptom are worsened after physical activity. Read more...
Leg pain. Depends on area stenotic lumbar gives leg pain with standing or walking neck gives arm pain and poor balance. Read more...
For many none. For some, this is an incidental finding that increases with age.On an imaging study but symptoms when they are present are called neurogenic claudication or pain in the legs with/without neurologixc symptoms like numbness with standing & walking relieved by sitting/bending over. As it worsens, standing/walking tolerance lessens. Occasionally, if high spine level tight, could just cause back pain. Read more...
Spinal Stenosis. Symptoms typically progress over time, as nerves become more compressed. You might experience: leg or arm weakness lower back pain with standing or walking numbness in your legs or buttocks balance problems sitting in a chair usually helps relieve these symptoms. However, they will return with periods of standing or walking. Read more...

Would you please help describe the usual symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Sciatica. Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position). Read more...
Varies especially by. This varies by region. For the lumbar: neurogenic claudication or pain into the leg(s) with standing/walking worsening as you do either too long with possible numbness/tingling/weakness or leg fatigue relieved by sitting/leaning forward/bending. People look to use a shopping cart to lean over. Sometimes there may be back pain due to high disc level of stenosis or degeneration causing stenosis. Read more...

Can a hot shower or weather aggrivate spinal stenosis and its symptoms?

Unlikely. Many symptoms may feel worse depending on mood, llife satisfaction, and innumerable other psychological influences, and the weather can certainly have effects on these things. However, weather almost certainly has no direct effect on spinal stenosis or its symptoms. Read more...
Not usually. It would be very unusual for this to cause an objective change in the stenosis. Subjectively, of course, you could feel something different from the heat, but that may more relate to decreases in muscular tone and/or spasm that may be associated with the stenosis. Read more...

How is spinal stenosis symptom different from herniated disc symptoms?

Typical spinal . Stenosis symptoms in the lumbar spine are pains radiating to the leg(s) with progressive standing and walking relieved by bending over or sitting while a disc herniation causes pain into the leg(s) worse with sitting and bending and usually better standing or walking. Both feel better typically lying down. Obviously, there are variables based on several factors in terms of symptom presentation. Read more...
depends. Lumbar spinal stenosis typically presents as low back pain that improved when you flex your spine. It may also cause pain in the legs on walking, called "neurogenic claudication." herniated discs can also cause back pain that occasionally radiates into the legs. An MRI of your lumbar spine will help determine which condition you have. Read more...

I have spinal stenosis and I am having bi lateral hamstring tightness/pain. What levels can contribute to these symptoms?

Sciatic nerve-tibial. Lumbar spine stenosis (narrowing) usually affects all structures below the site of spinal cord constriction. The hamstrings are innervated by a branch (ant. Tibial) of the sciatic nerve (l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) s3 origin) the word ham originally referred to the fat and muscle behind the knee . String refers to tendons. The 3 muscles of the posterior thigh: semitendinosus, semimembranosus, biceps femoris. Read more...