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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in Pain Management
Spinal nerve block: A lumber spinal nerve block is used to deposit steroids directly on the inflamed nerve causing the radiculopathy.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Consult your doctor: I suggest that you see your physician about the specifics of your condition.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Your story: If you have shooting pain, numbness, tingling, weakness in the parts of the body served by a spinal nerve, that gives you the diagnosis in most cases. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Radiating leg pain: Lumbar radiculopathy is leg pain, numbness and weakness caused by compression of a spinal nerve as it leaves the spine to supply the leg. This nerve ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes and no: Scoliosis and osteoarthritis, including degenerative discs, are related. Fibromyalgia is not directly related to the other issues.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
complications of OA: When discs between the vertebral bodies bulge out usually backwards or sideways, it is called herniated. This causes compression on the nerve roots b ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No unless: No, the surgery cannot but if positioned too long or if areas are not adequately protected or both a compression neuropathy can develop. In the arms , ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Nonsensical: The spinal cord ends at about l-2, and most common disc issues are present at l4-5, and l-5-s-1. In order for a disc to affect the spinal cord, we ar ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What's the question?: See your doctor and treat the problem. If you have a compressive myelopathy you might need to see a spinal surgeon. Lots of possibilities for treatme ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatmen ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Decreased space: The spinal cord passes through a "tunnel" in the bone. With arthritis, disc bulging, and overgrowth of surrounding ligaments, the spine cord can be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Your question is ?: Uncertain about the reason you had the the dissectomy because Ankylosing spondylitis you can have a back pain related to that. We need to know more a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint degeneration: There is a pair on joints, one right, one left, to the side of the spinal canal (the channel for the nerves to and from the legs). They are behind the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience in Pain Management
Herniated disc: Lumbar discs can herniate (slip) due to several reasons, main ones being lifting while bending down, sudden jerky motion etc. Usually if a disc does n ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eli Anker
Dr. Eli Anker answered
48 years experience in General Surgery
Consider : Consider a consultation with a pain management specialist. Ask your doctor about trying neurontin (gabapentin).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let us help: Lumbar stenosis, the spinal nerve roots in the lower back are compressed, or choked, and this can produce symptoms of sciatica -- tingling, weakness o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-zamora
12 years experience in Neurology
No: A functional study like electromyography and nerve conduction studies testing the actual function of the nerves is more accurate.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience in Neurosurgery
Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, ge ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: Work comp laws vary from state to state. In additon, certain industries such maritime have different requirements for coverage asa they are governed b ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See below : Lumbar spondylysis just essentially refers to the development of degernerstive changes within the spine. A herniated disc is a condition in which a p ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: For many folks it is painless. It is simply part of the aging process. Depending on your genes, some degeneration begins during the teen years; everyo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: Most of these due to a disc problem get bettwr without surgery and the ones tgat need surgery, 90% get better as well.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends: number of conservative treatments to try befote surgery. These include: therapy, injections, meds, etc. Please exhaust all of these before am operatio ... Read More
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