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Mri shows disc bulges in upper and lower spine and spinal stenosis in both areas. Told before I have peripheral neuropathy . Are they related ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

In brief: No

A peripheral neuropathy is not caused by spinal disease.
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
That's why it is called "peripheral".
Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery

In brief: Not related

Spinal stenosis affects the central nerves of the spine whereas peripheral neuropathy affects the distal nerves of the arms and legs.
The later is frequently associated with diabetes. This difference can be determined by a qualified neurologist with an emg/ncv study. Symptomatic spinal stenosis can be treated with surgery whereas peripheral neuropathy cannot.

In brief: Not related

Spinal stenosis affects the central nerves of the spine whereas peripheral neuropathy affects the distal nerves of the arms and legs.
The later is frequently associated with diabetes. This difference can be determined by a qualified neurologist with an emg/ncv study. Symptomatic spinal stenosis can be treated with surgery whereas peripheral neuropathy cannot.
Dr. David Lundin
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Possibly

Stenosis can cause impingment on peripheral nerves, need further eval by a neurologist or spine doc.

In brief: Possibly

Stenosis can cause impingment on peripheral nerves, need further eval by a neurologist or spine doc.
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