Would numbness of toes be an initial effect of spinal stenosis?

It could be one. Of them. Pain, numbness, tingling anywhere from the back and dow towards the toes can be all related to stenosis.
It may. Spinal stenosis can present with a variety of symptoms individually or in combination but when in the lumbar spine, they are made worse with standing and walking and relieved by bending or sitting. If the stenosis occurs in neck or mid back it can present this way too but will be not affected by standing or walking or relieved necessarily by sitting.

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Can hot shower or weather aggrivate numbness associated with spinal stenosis or disc problems?

In some. patient's a hot shower can be very helpful !

Also in some people CHANGING weather or RAINY Weather ( thought to be a barometric effect) can make symptoms worse.

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Diagnosed with spinal stenosis in lower but pain had traveled up. Now between shoulder blade & spine is horrific pain & numbness around ribs to breast?

Spinal stenosis. Although typically lumbar spinal stenosis produces symptoms in the low back and legs ,I there can also be involvement in the thoracic spine New onset of severe pain between shoulder blades with irritation of the intercostal nerves [numbness around ribs} IS CONCERNING. You should be further evaluated soon to facilitate relief of your increased symptoms. Read more...

My feet have been going numb; can this be from my spinal stenosis?

Yes. Spinal stenosis can put pressure on nerves, which can result in numbness and pain. It would be worth checking your situation with a doctor, as other things can cause this symptom as well. Read more...
Yes. Spinal stenosis numbness tends to worsen with straightening of the spine (i.e. Standing, walking) and improve with spinal flexion (i.e. Bending forward, fetal position, sitting slouched). If your symptoms are bothersome enough, your primary care provider can help evaluate. Read more...
Yes. Yes it may be due to your stenosis, but other problems can cause foot numbness. Another common cause is peripheral neuropathy, a condition of the small feeling nerves in your feet. There are many causes of neuropathy; perhaps the most common is diabetes. Read more...
Check for neuropathy. If numbness is only in both feet without back pain radiating to the feet, then it is more likely that there could be disease of nerves in feet. ( peripheral neuropathy). Read more...