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Can Cervical Spine cause balnce and walking problems?

I recently had an MRI the findings were C5 & C6 were moderate to severe spinal stenosis due to a disk osteophyte complex with a superimposed disc protrusion. Mild bilateral neural formation narrowing more to the left than the right. I also have damage at C3 C4 . I also have 3 Spurs. Here's my question? In the past 3 days I have had trouble with movement of my legs and balance , I"ve had balance problems for over a year but I've never lost movement and actually fallen beforr . Can the Cervical Spine Damage cause my legs and balance problems? I've also noticed problems with control of my bowel and urination. I due have Disc Bulge with Small superimposed Disc Protusion with a lot of lower back pain but < I want to know has anyone ever been told by a doctor my Cervical Spine damage could cause leg and balance Problems?


  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835
    edited 08/05/2013 - 7:11 AM
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery

  • Welcome to Spine Health

    In answer to your question, yes cervical spine problems can cause balance and walking/leg problems if the spinal cord is being compressed.

    The fact that you have this, and especially the bowel and bladder problems I suggest that you contact your spine doctor and let them know about these symptoms.
    Bowel and bladder problems can be a red flag symptom that needs reporting quickly.

    I hope that you will get some answers soon. Please do come and let us know how you get on. :-)
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