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Do people with cervical spine stenosis have a lot of pain?
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually not
Cervical stenosis can cause pressure on the spinal cord which can cause weakness in the arms and or legs.
People often complain of fine hand movements like buttoning and dropping cups/glasses.

In brief: Usually not
Cervical stenosis can cause pressure on the spinal cord which can cause weakness in the arms and or legs.
People often complain of fine hand movements like buttoning and dropping cups/glasses.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Maybe
Cervical stenosis (narrowing around the nerves or spinal cord) is common and may or may not cause pain.
If a nerve is being pinched from the stenosis there may be pain or tingling in neck, shoulder, arm or hand. Sometimes people have weakness or numbness but no pain. As always, see a doctor if concerned.

In brief: Maybe
Cervical stenosis (narrowing around the nerves or spinal cord) is common and may or may not cause pain.
If a nerve is being pinched from the stenosis there may be pain or tingling in neck, shoulder, arm or hand. Sometimes people have weakness or numbness but no pain. As always, see a doctor if concerned.
Dr. Robert Wallach
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