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Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

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Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Spinal stenosis

The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs.
If the back pain and symptoms down the leg(s) become too debilitating then surgery would be recommended. A spine surgeon consult would be advised. Obviously if bowel/bladder issues start then this surgery becomes urgent. Good luck.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs.
If the back pain and symptoms down the leg(s) become too debilitating then surgery would be recommended. A spine surgeon consult would be advised. Obviously if bowel/bladder issues start then this surgery becomes urgent. Good luck.
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Significant spine arthritis can be accompanied by either foraminal stenosis (narrowing) or central stenosis (narrowing) which cause pressure on individual nerves or groups of nerves which would account for your symptoms.
The diagnosis is usually made with physical exam with our without MRI of the spine.

In brief: Yes

Significant spine arthritis can be accompanied by either foraminal stenosis (narrowing) or central stenosis (narrowing) which cause pressure on individual nerves or groups of nerves which would account for your symptoms.
The diagnosis is usually made with physical exam with our without MRI of the spine.
Dr. Joel McClurg
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