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I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I recommend: consulting with a neurosurgeon to find out if you are a surgical candidate or what other more conservative treatment options would be appropriate for ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal stenosis.: The only potential cure for spinal stenosis would be surgery, which can be quite involved. You'd be better served starting off with physical therapy ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: It is a degenerative condition, and so much like an arthritic knee, it's symptoms can potentially be managed non operatively or it can be "fixed" with ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Several: This is diagnosed with a good history, exam and certain x-rays. One would usually see your pcp first and then perhaps an orthopedist, neurosurgeon or ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Evaluation : First, a clinical exam with a history taken to see if symptoms are consistent with spinal stenosis then most likely a MRI or ct would be indicated nex ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Gabel
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Depends...: Spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine can cause a condition called neurogenic claudication. The symptoms of this are difficulty walking long distances. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry: Narrowing of your spine won't kill you. It would cause intermittent back pain, sciatica / shooting pain from lower back to legs etc think positively. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not very unusual: Spinal Stenosis is a broad term. People in their thirties who have spinal stenosis usually have a disc herniation which is a different type of spinal ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Stenosi can be congenital and causes mostly leg pain neurogenic claudication not all stenosis is degenerative just the most common form.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
Specializes in
Open discussion: You should have an open discussion about your doubts with the surgeon. The doctors on this platform have not examined you or seen your X-rays or MRI, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You need to follow-: -up with your treating Doctor, who is familiar with your case.
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Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pressure on cord: Imagine an hour glass with wide base and narrow center. Now consider that the spinal cord rests in a wide canal with ample room. But bulging discs, bo ... Read More
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Dr. Myles Greenberg
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Spinal narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal (which contains the spinal cord and nerves) caused by enlargement of the surrounding ligaments and ... Read More
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