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Is spinal stenosis and scoliosis the same?

Is spinal stenosis and scoliosis the same?

Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any region of the spine, putting pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Scoliosis cases are mild, but some children can develop deformities that evolve to be more severe as they grow.

What is thecal sac stenosis?

Thecal Sac Compression – The spinal cord and nerves are also protected by a membrane filled with cerebral spinal fluid known as the thecal sac or dural sac. Flattening or compression of the thecal sac will occur in other conditions that cause pressure or pinching of the spinal cord, such as stenosis.

Can lumbar stenosis cause scoliosis?

Scoliosis can also result in spinal stenosis, with the deterioration and curving/twisting of the spine sometimes putting pressure on the spinal cord itself.

How does spinal stenosis affect the legs?

With lumbar stenosis, it’s common to feel numbness or tingling in one leg or foot, weakness in your leg, and pain or cramping after standing for long periods of time. Lumbar stenosis can make it difficult to walk and often feels better when you lean forward and relieve the pressure on your lower vertebrae.

What type of pain does scoliosis cause?

The compression caused by scoliosis can lead to back pain, but most commonly, it’s radiating pain in the legs and feet that bring adults in to see me. Weakness and numbness are also common aspects of scoliosis-related pain and related nerve issues. There is another form of the condition: adult de novo scoliosis.

What is the difference between scoliosis and spinal stenosis?

Scoliosis is a common spine issue that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. It is a sideways curvature of the spine and can be disabling in severe cases. Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any region of the spine, putting pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots.

What kind of injury can cause spinal stenosis?

Injuries – Certain accidents/traumas may impact the spine and result in spinal stenosis Scoliosis can also result in spinal stenosis, with the deterioration and curving/twisting of the spine sometimes putting pressure on the spinal cord itself.

Can you have 10 degree lumbar scoliosis with degenerative changes?

So when they get to age 50 and they have a 10-degree lumbar scoliosis with degenerative changes and translation, is it true degenerative scoliosis or idiopathic with degenerative changes? That is a tough one. Neurofibromatosis is another condition that can cause scoliosis.

What is a sideways curvature of the spine?

It is a sideways curvature of the spine and can be disabling in severe cases. Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any region of the spine, putting pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots.

Scoliosis is a common spine issue that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. It is a sideways curvature of the spine and can be disabling in severe cases. Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any region of the spine, putting pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots.

Injuries – Certain accidents/traumas may impact the spine and result in spinal stenosis Scoliosis can also result in spinal stenosis, with the deterioration and curving/twisting of the spine sometimes putting pressure on the spinal cord itself.

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis in the lower back?

In the lower back (lumbar spine) Numbness or tingling in a foot or leg Weakness in a foot or leg Pain or cramping in one or both legs when you stand for long periods of time or when you walk, which usually eases when you bend forward or sit Back pain

What causes narrowing of the spaces in the spine?

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Some people with spinal stenosis may not have symptoms.