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Can I die from cervical spine stenosis if I ignore it?

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In brief: No

Not death but may get disabled.

In brief: No

Not death but may get disabled.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Yes

In all truth, cervical spine stenosis can cause significant weakness and even paralysis if left alone and injury ensues.
This could cause enough difficulty to result in other problems with your health that could contribute to death. While that is the most extreme of possibilities, it is possible. My best recommendation is that you treat this like an impending heart problem. Act early.

In brief: Yes

In all truth, cervical spine stenosis can cause significant weakness and even paralysis if left alone and injury ensues.
This could cause enough difficulty to result in other problems with your health that could contribute to death. While that is the most extreme of possibilities, it is possible. My best recommendation is that you treat this like an impending heart problem. Act early.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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