Does Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Cause Permanent Nerve Damage?

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Lumbar spinal surgery


Risks

Risks for any anesthesia include the following:

  • Reactions to medications
  • Problems breathing
Risks for any surgery include the following:
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
Additional risks of spinal surgery include the following:
  • Nerve damage leading to paralysis
  • Blood clots
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

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