Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
186 Doctors are Online

Can spinal stenosis and severe facet arthritis with sciatica causes to be paralyzed?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 9405 Questions
Question
Can spinal stenosis and severe facet arthritis with sciatica cause me to be paralyzed or in a wheel chair? Will I qualify for disability with these conditions?
Posted Sun, 22 Dec 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 9 minutes later
Brief Answer: Not eligible for disability. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Spinal stenosis and severe facet arthritis is not likely to cause a paralysis. It can cause cauda equina syndrome causing persistent extreme pain, loss of bladder and bowel control, etc. The spinal stenosis does not qualify you for disability. The paralysis is likely only in case of spinal cord injury or a vertebral body collapse due to severe osteoporosis or chronic infections like tuberculosis or malignancy. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Can spinal stenosis and severe facet arthritis with sciatica causes to be paralyzed? 12 minutes later
Does my other health problems, age, along with the stenosis qualify me for disability, or do you think I will be able to work as a home care RN until I am 62 yo in 2 yrs? Thank you for your answers
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 hours later
Brief Answer: You can work as home care RN Detailed Answer: Hello. Thanks for writing again. Your other health problems also do not make you eligible for disability. You can work as home care RN till you are 62 years old. Hope my answer is helpful. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you good health. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor