What does it mean to have congenital spinal stenosis?

Small spinal canal. The size of spinal canal varies person to person born with a small spinal canal I use this term when i see liitle room for nerves but no obvious single impinging structure also called short pedicle syndrome very arbitrary.
A small spine canal. One was born with a small spinal canal that by imaging definitions fits the criteria to be diagnosed as spinal stenosis. It means that as you age, you have a higher risk of developing spinal stenosis symptoms and at a younger age and if you develop a disc herniation, it does not have to be too big to create symptoms since there is less room for the nerves to be pushed about.

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I have congenital spinal stenosis and have had two back surgeries, involvong laminectomies and chip removal. What is my best remedy?

Weight control. I am sorry for your condition but you can at least control your weight -- the lighter you are the less strain to the back and legs. Read more...
Depends. There is no specific remedy for spinal stenosis. My remedy, i assume you mean something to relieve the pain. Many things have been tried-epidural steroid injections, surgery, spinal cord stimulation. A new procedure that shows promise is referred to as the mild procedure. Mild stands for minimally invasive lumbar decompression. Read more...
Should have had it. Even after the first surgery, the rate of success should have been good unless you smoke, are obese, a diabetic, all the the above- or had a significant surgical complication with either one could compromise results. Maybe there is another reason for your symptoms. Get a second opinion from a spine surgeon . Read more...

My sister has been diagnosed with congenital spinal stenosis, what is the likelihood of me having it?

Familial Lumbar. Stenosis is listed in the online mendelian inheritance in man website (omim.Org) along with multiple other possibilities. Geneticists do evaluate adults; it would be nice if your primary care physicians would refer both of you to a geneticist at a near-by medical school or specialty center. Read more...

My sister has been diagnosed with congenital spinal stenosis. What is the likelihood that I also have it?

Possible. The condition runs in families, but doe not follow simple mendelian genetics (what you may have learned in high school biology). The size of the canal or channel containing the spinal cord and nerves does vary from person to person. The smaller it is, the more likely a person is to have problems during life. Seek assessment if you have arm or leg numbness, tingling, weakness; or unsteady walking. Read more...
You won't. You won't get it unless you think and thrive on this thought of getting or having it. Read more...

MRI Report-please advise Congenitally shortened pesicles/congenital central spinal stenosis canal measuring between 9-10 mm from C3-C6. I have symptoms?

See spine and neck. specialist. Depending on your symptoms, pain meds, physical therapy, and or injections to reduce sweling may be helpful. In some situations, surgery to enlarge the spinal canal may be indicated. Work with your doctor for the best result. See a description of options: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-203204. Read more...

Looking for info/ congenital spinal stenosis. I have diverse weak muscles + cervical spondylarthrosis, still active, but want to prevent for old age?

Take care. My advice is to take good care of your spine. There isn't really anything you can do about congenital spinal stenosis. However, everything you can do to reduce wear and tear on your neck and low back would be prudent. This means avoiding activities which might lead to increased stress on your spine. Read more...