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Spinal Stenosis (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

If an individual begins to experience increasing pain in the neck or back or numbness and tingling in the arms and legs you they have spinal stenosis. While these symptoms range in severity from annoying to significantly impairing function, they should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. There are many potential causes of these symptoms and some causes are serious. If the patient's symptoms last longer than six weeks or if the patient develops any increasing weakness in the arms or problems controlling the bowel or bladder they should seek medical attention.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/6/2014

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