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

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Dr. Hooman Melamed
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: L4-S1

It's usually L5 &/or s1 nerve roots although hamstring tightness could be due to pars fracture as well.

In brief: L4-S1

It's usually L5 &/or s1 nerve roots although hamstring tightness could be due to pars fracture as well.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: All the lumbar ones

Since all the nerves to the legs pass through the upper lumbar levels, these areas if stenosis present, can give you symptoms just like the lower levels when involved.

In brief: All the lumbar ones

Since all the nerves to the legs pass through the upper lumbar levels, these areas if stenosis present, can give you symptoms just like the lower levels when involved.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: L4-L5, L5-S1

L4-l5, l5-s1.

In brief: L4-L5, L5-S1

L4-l5, l5-s1.
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