What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?

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Spinal stenosis usually affects your neck or lower back. Not everyone has symptoms, but if you do, they tend to be the same: stiffness, numbness, and back pain. More specific symptoms include:
  • A hard time standing or walking. When you’re upright, it tends to compress the vertebrae, causing pain.
  • Foot drop. Painful leg weakness may cause you to “slap” your foot on the ground.
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control. In extreme cases, it weakens the nerves to the bladder or bowel.
  • Sciatica. These shooting pains down your leg start as an ache in the lower back or buttocks.
If you’re having symptoms, you might want to talk them over with your doctor. If you’re having a loss of bladder or bowel control, call your doctor at once. Keyword: spinal stenosis signs; spinal stenosis symptoms; symptoms aortic stenosis; symptoms spinal stenosis; symptoms spinal stenosis lower back
How long does it last? Is there a cure?
It lasts very long. If you don't treat it, it would be there with pain. This condition can be treated or even cured. Conservative management of using painkillers and rest would help to relieve the pain. If conservative management fails, you can do surgery to broaden the spinal canal. However, the success rate for this is not 100%.