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What does inward buckling Ligamentum flavum hypertrophic arthropathy at l4/l5 and S1 of facet joints.. L4 bulging disk mean? can it cause numb legs?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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In brief: Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal and can cause numbness in the legs and difficulty with standing or walking for an extended period of time.
The buckling of the ligamentum flavum is one of the conditions that leads to the spinal stenosis. Good question.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal and can cause numbness in the legs and difficulty with standing or walking for an extended period of time.
The buckling of the ligamentum flavum is one of the conditions that leads to the spinal stenosis. Good question.
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