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Can you still work? When you have spinal stenosis?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most people can especially if the job does not require prolonged standing and walking.
Not all people with spinal stenosis have symptoms and a lot have minimal symptoms or are controlled with treatment.

In brief: Yes
Most people can especially if the job does not require prolonged standing and walking.
Not all people with spinal stenosis have symptoms and a lot have minimal symptoms or are controlled with treatment.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends
It would depend on the degree of spinal stenosis and upon the type of work you do or plan to do.

In brief: Depends
It would depend on the degree of spinal stenosis and upon the type of work you do or plan to do.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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. Surgical options are available which may help, but left alone it'll cause progressive limitations. The rate of progression is unpredictable. Work may eventually become impossible.

In brief: 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. Surgical options are available which may help, but left alone it'll cause progressive limitations. The rate of progression is unpredictable. Work may eventually become impossible.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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