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Could spinal stenosis get so bad you can't bend without extreme pain?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis actully improve with bending forward if the pain is on bending is suggests other etiologies for your pain possibly muscular.

In brief: No

Spinal stenosis actully improve with bending forward if the pain is on bending is suggests other etiologies for your pain possibly muscular.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Not forward but

Not bending forward which would open the spinal canal giving some relief but bending backwards would further narrow the canal causing greater neural compression and more pain in severe cases.

In brief: Not forward but

Not bending forward which would open the spinal canal giving some relief but bending backwards would further narrow the canal causing greater neural compression and more pain in severe cases.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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