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can inversion tables help with spinal stenosis

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Have disease progres: U may have been lucky earlier but the spondylosis progresses on . Now u r experiencing the symptoms of disease 17 yrs later. An inversion table now ma ... Read More
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Temporarily : Inversion table may improve your symptoms temporarily but will not cure your spinal stenosis. Additionally, if you have not had any recent neuroimagin ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Conservative care: Yes, I believe that all people should exhaust and utilize all conservative measures for treatment of his or her back pain first, prior to discussing s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
17 years experience Sports Medicine
No evidence for this: Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain (facet joint arthritis in spine); studies have shown mixed result ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No: No data that supports it.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe if muscles hur: Work with a good physical therapist. Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hand ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Spinal stenosis symptoms are due to pressure on nerves in the spine. Gllucosamine, in theory, helps preserve/restore with cartilage in arthritic joint ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
They may via an : Anti- inflammatory effect similar to ibuprophen
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine surgeon: Whether or not you need surgery, an experienced neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon is the best resource to educate you in the treatment options ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal stenosis: Many possibilities. Proper help depends on accurate and thorough diagnosis. Spinal stenosis can occur at many different levels of the spine and can ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myles Greenberg
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not really: I assume by lsi, you are referring to lumbar spinal injections, also known as epidural steroid injections (esis). These can help temporarily treat so ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: Spinal stenosis in the neck can make someone weak and spastic (clumsy). Spinal stenosis of the low back can be painful, usually because of the facet ... Read More
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