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Is spinal stenosis inherited?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not really

Spinal stenosis can be caused by many things.
But as long as the canal is narrowed, by a variety of things, we call it stenosis. Congenital stenosis means you were born with a narrow canal. Other common causes of stenosis would be arthritis that causes bone and tissue to occupy the canal and make it narrow. Other less common forms of stenosis would tumor and infection.

In brief: Not really

Spinal stenosis can be caused by many things.
But as long as the canal is narrowed, by a variety of things, we call it stenosis. Congenital stenosis means you were born with a narrow canal. Other common causes of stenosis would be arthritis that causes bone and tissue to occupy the canal and make it narrow. Other less common forms of stenosis would tumor and infection.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

The most common type of spinal stenosis is known as degenerative spinal stenosis and it is more not felt to be inherited.
There is a type of spinal stenosis known as congenital spinal stenosis, and this type could very well have a genetic component to it.

In brief: Varies

The most common type of spinal stenosis is known as degenerative spinal stenosis and it is more not felt to be inherited.
There is a type of spinal stenosis known as congenital spinal stenosis, and this type could very well have a genetic component to it.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Maybe

There is a type of spinal stenosis that is known as congenital which means you are born with it but it is not inherited but there are syndromes that have a genetic or inherited basis that have as a feature spinal stenosis.
Most stenosis issues develop over time.

In brief: Maybe

There is a type of spinal stenosis that is known as congenital which means you are born with it but it is not inherited but there are syndromes that have a genetic or inherited basis that have as a feature spinal stenosis.
Most stenosis issues develop over time.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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