Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.

Symptoms of Spinal stenosis

Symptoms of Spinal stenosis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Spinal stenosis includes the 12 symptoms listed below:

Research symptoms & diagnosis of Spinal stenosis:

Spinal stenosis: Symptom Checkers

Review the available symptom checkers for these symptoms of Spinal stenosis:

Spinal stenosis: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

Review the available Assessment Questionnaires for the symptoms of Spinal stenosis:

Spinal stenosis: Complications

Review medical complications possibly associated with Spinal stenosis:

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing of medical conditions related to Spinal stenosis:

Research More About Spinal stenosis

Do I have Spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Diseases that may be commonly undiagnosed in related medical areas:

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical tests related to Spinal stenosis:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Spinal stenosis?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Spinal stenosis includes:

Spinal stenosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research all specialists including ratings, affiliations, and sanctions.

More about symptoms of Spinal stenosis:

More information about symptoms of Spinal stenosis and related conditions:

Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

Click on any of the symptoms below to see a full list of other causes including diseases, medical conditions, toxins, drug interactions, or drug side effect causes of that symptom.

Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Spinal stenosis:

Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS (Excerpt)

The narrowing may involve a small or large area of the spine. Pressure on the lower part of the spinal cord or on nerve roots branching out from that area may give rise to pain or numbness in the legs. Pressure on the upper part of the spinal cord (that is, the neck area) may produce similar symptoms in the shoulders, or even the legs. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS)

Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Spaces within the spine can narrow without producing any symptoms. However, if narrowing places pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, there may be a slow onset and progression of symptoms. The back itself may or may not hurt. More often, people experience numbness, weakness, cramping, or general pain in the legs that occurs during flexing the lower back while sitting. (The flex position "opens up" the spinal column, enlarging the spaces between vertebrae at the back of the spine.) If a disk between vertebrae is compressed, people may feel pain radiating down the leg (sciatica).

People with more severe stenosis may experience abnormal bowel and bladder function and foot disorders. For example, cauda equina syndrome is a partial or complete loss of control of the bowel or bladder and sometimes sexual function; it is due to compression of the collection of spinal roots that descend from the lower part of the spinal cord and occupy the vertebral canal below the cord. In very rare instances, compression above the area where the lumbar vertebrae and sacrum meet results in partial or complete paralysis of the legs. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS)

Spinal stenosis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Spinal stenosis, it is also important to consider Spinal stenosis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Spinal stenosis may cause:

- (Source - Diseases Database)

Medical articles and books on symptoms:

These general reference articles may be of interest in relation to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

About signs and symptoms of Spinal stenosis:

The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Spinal stenosis. This signs and symptoms information for Spinal stenosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Spinal stenosis signs or Spinal stenosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Spinal stenosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Spinal stenosis symptoms.


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise