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Narrowing of my cervical spinal canal at 31 years old. Is this normal?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
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In brief: Not age related

The width of spinal canal is developmental and not acquired, usually less than 13 mm in an adult is considered narrow.
Its importance is that one is more likely to develop symptoms with degenerative disease of the spinal column later in life.

In brief: Not age related

The width of spinal canal is developmental and not acquired, usually less than 13 mm in an adult is considered narrow.
Its importance is that one is more likely to develop symptoms with degenerative disease of the spinal column later in life.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Some patients have short pedicle syndrome with a congenitally narrow spinal canal which will predispose one to spinal stenosis (narrowing) even in a young age.

In brief: Depends

How much narrowing, how does it bother u ? What is the cause ? Some people have narrowed canal from birth and have no complaints.
Others have lot of problems.

In brief: Depends

How much narrowing, how does it bother u ? What is the cause ? Some people have narrowed canal from birth and have no complaints.
Others have lot of problems.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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