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What is it like getting a spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Some cars are quite mild.
At its worst, patients with spinal stenosis can have severe pain, be extremely limited in their ability to stand or walk, and can even potentially lose control of their bowel and bladder.

In brief: Varies

Some cars are quite mild.
At its worst, patients with spinal stenosis can have severe pain, be extremely limited in their ability to stand or walk, and can even potentially lose control of their bowel and bladder.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

on the spinal level(s) involved and the severity of the stenosis.
Mild cases could have minimal symptoms, more sever cases could cause significant pain and various neurologic symptoms related to the degree and level of spinal cord/nerve root compression.

In brief: It depends

on the spinal level(s) involved and the severity of the stenosis.
Mild cases could have minimal symptoms, more sever cases could cause significant pain and various neurologic symptoms related to the degree and level of spinal cord/nerve root compression.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Spinal stenosis

In the lumbar region.
..Should cause back pain, leg pain, improvement with flexion, and fatigue with prolonged walking. More common in the elderly.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

In the lumbar region.
..Should cause back pain, leg pain, improvement with flexion, and fatigue with prolonged walking. More common in the elderly.
Dr. David Benglis
Dr. David Benglis
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