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What does it mean to have advanced spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

They, the person completing the dictation on your imaging study might be referring to "advanced" in comparison to your age.
Alternatively, it might also mean that your stenosis (narrowing of the signal canal) is severe.

In brief: Depends

They, the person completing the dictation on your imaging study might be referring to "advanced" in comparison to your age.
Alternatively, it might also mean that your stenosis (narrowing of the signal canal) is severe.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nerves crowded

Stenosis means narrowing the canal your nerves are in hasgottebsmaller with time crowdingnerves cause pain weakness numbness surgery uncrowds nerve and yoi get better.

In brief: Nerves crowded

Stenosis means narrowing the canal your nerves are in hasgottebsmaller with time crowdingnerves cause pain weakness numbness surgery uncrowds nerve and yoi get better.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Worse than mild

Usually not much- by only imaging it just means the spinal canal has become smaller and it may or may not create more or worse symptoms--in the cervical or thoracic regions in can cause cord changes or compression leading to myleopathy and myleomalacia or cord edema which requires surgery.

In brief: Worse than mild

Usually not much- by only imaging it just means the spinal canal has become smaller and it may or may not create more or worse symptoms--in the cervical or thoracic regions in can cause cord changes or compression leading to myleopathy and myleomalacia or cord edema which requires surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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