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Dr. Jian Shen

Orthopedic Surgery
Amsterdam, NY
11 years experience male

Locations

Mohawk Valley Orthopedics

Amsterdam, NY

Address

5010 State Highway 30, Suite 205, Amsterdam, NY
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(518) 842-4861

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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
X-rays and symptoms: Start with a visit to your pcp, get x-rays and/or mris.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Vitamin Bs: But i think you should see your pcp and get an MRI of your back.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Yes: The short answer is yes. Depending on the location , central vs paracentral vs foraminal vs lateral, you can have the symptoms as described. Good luck... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Physical therapy: Physical therapy and range of motion exercise, ibuprofen/motrin/ aleve (naproxen) should also help.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
In general, 3: Central stenosis, lateral recess stenosis, or foraminal stenosis.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Not abnormal: Sometimes a viral illness can change the menstral cycle. Not abnormal.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Spinal cord compress: It is a degenerative condition, with narrowing of the spinal canal and impingement of the spinal cord, with symptoms such as hand clumpsiness, droppin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
No: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis takes years to develop, usually not from an event such as a fall. That being said, a person with pre-existing... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Narrowing: Narrowing of the canal and/or foramen, with impingement of the spinal cord or nerve(s).
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Neurology: You should see a neurologist if you have not, need to rule out something like multiple sclerosis.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Less likely the hear: Less likely this is from your heart. Could be just muscular, it is rare but possible a thoracic disc herniation. You should see your pcp and get it ch... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Unilateral symptoms: Usually means there is different degree of stenosis between the left and right.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Patient specific: If there is associated stenosis and/or myelopathy, decompression is probably needed; without stenosis, can be treated by range of motion exercise, ph... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Updated MRI: Get an updated mri, can be treated accordingly, including physical therapy, medication, epidural steroid injection, or minimally invasive surgery.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Wait: If your upper extremity pain or numbness is better, I recommend to wait and watch. But be aware that cord compression and potential myelopathy is a ve... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Histogy: It is a clinical diagnosis,can be definitively diagnosed with small vessel biopsy and use of special tissue staining.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Usually no treatment: I do not think the tail bone pain is related to to spinal bifida, which usually is asymptomatic.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Can be done: Can leave the adrs alone, and do posterior laminectomy and fusion, which can be done minimally invasive.
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I have seen a neuro and told poss. MS in 2010, but no confirm since.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Will give it a go. Thank you doc :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you I feel better informed now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Wake Forest University Medical Center
Completed 2010

Awards

Clinical Assistant Professor, Albany Medical College

Affiliations

Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
North American Spine Society (NASS)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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