Hi, can spinal stenosis cause pressure in the head and weakness in legs.?

Yes. If spinal stenosis is severe enough in the neck or cervical spine it can cause a condition known as myelopathy which can include these symptoms. Also, degenerative changes in neck can also contribute to some of these complaints. There is a 20% chance of co-existing stenosis in lumbar spine as well when it is found in neck. A double whammy! but so can other conditions so you see your physician!

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Can spinal stenosis or disc herniation cause back pain and weakness in legs?

It can. Classically, the symptoms of lumbar canal stenosis is worsen when standing, and are promptly relieved by sitting or lying down. Radiographic confirmation of the diagnosis can be accomplished using ct or/and mri. Common symptoms include stiffness of the thighs and legs, back pain (which may be a constant symptom). Read more...
Spinal stenosis. Both spinal stenosis and disc herniation can cause both back and leg pain along with weakness. Read more...

Diagnosed at 24 w/ bilateral formalin spinal stenosis. Now 30, with leg pain, weakness, vision, numb. Ms runs in family members. Can they cause similarities?

Not really. Pain more typical for fs. Both can cause weakness. Read more...
Foraiminal . Formalin is a preservative we put stuff in to go to path lab / ms could cause similar symptoms discuss with a doctor. Read more...
Dual problems. The numbness can be related to primal stenosis but not the visual problems which may be related to ms . The 2 conditions can coexist. You need evaluation with the neurologist as well as a specialist in rehabilitation medicine. Read more...

Can l4-5 spinal stenosis + left sided herniation cause muscle spasm in both legs? Why do I feel weakness in leg as it twitches?

It is possible. One can get sciatica as a result of herniated disk typically on same side as disk bulge but stenosis can give bilateral symptoms. Read more...
Spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis can cause pain in both legs and is usually worse with standing and walking and is relieved with sitting. Since the nerves are pinched and the nerves are what inner ate the muscles when this happens you can have significant muscle weakness. Read more...
Yes . Spinal stenosis generally causes diffuse weakness in both lower extremities and get aggravated with activity. Leaning forward as you would on a bike or sleeping in a fetal position flexes the spine and generally alleviates the pain from stenosis. You appear to have a one level disc herniation which would cause numbness, weakness, spasm in the muscles that are innervated by that nerve root. Read more...

Could a fall on a steel beam cause or start the process for spinal stenosis. I fell back onto a leg of a car lift and hit my whole back and head.

Fall. This typically does not cause stenosis unless its a herniated disc that is causing the stenosis. Read more...
Fall. I don't know how long ago this happened but given what you say I would strongly recommend that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Your symptoms will be understood and the doctors will get early studies on you. You may also be referred back to your primary doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. Read more...

Can spinal stenosis cause calf pains in the legs?

Yes. Spinal stenosis typically manifests as leg pain mostly when walking. However, clogged blood vessels can cause the same symptom. To know the difference, you need to get an MRI and have a doctor examine the blood vessels of your legs. Read more...
Yes. Calf pain is a common symptom in spinal stenosis. It usually will occur with standing and walking and will be relieved by sitting. Calf pain can occur due to other conditions however, most notibly circulation problems in the legs. Your doctor should be able to help you sort this out as to the cause and appropriate treatment. Read more...
Yes. It can but so can other issues that may coexist such as peripheral vascular disease and spinal stenosis-- both capable of producing calf pains or claudication with walkng but standing in place to rest will clear up the pain if vascular while if due to stenosis , it will not help and one has to bend over or sit to open up the spinal canal which remains narrowed while standing. T. Read more...

Can spinal stenosis go to your neck and cause sciatica in both legs?

Yes and no. A true "sciatica" is the compression of a nerve or nerves that make up the sciatic nerve, associated with leg symptoms. Because the sciatic nerve is in the low back and leg, a true sciatica can only be from there. That being said, patients with cord compression in their neck can definitely have symptoms in their legs similar to a sciatica. Consider being checked. Read more...
Yes. spinal stenosis can affect any part of the spine and can most certainly cause sciatica in your legs. Read more...
Spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis can effect your back and you can have spinal stenosis of your neck. Stenosis simply means narrowing. Neck stenosis would not cause sciatica. Read more...