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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience 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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A small spine canal: When the overall cross sectional area of the spinal canal in any region of the spine for the neural tissue to be compressed leading to clinical sympto ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
See below: Not enough space here to answer. Check out spine-health.Com.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
34 years experience Occupational Medicine
Narrow spinal canal : There is a canal surrounded by a membrane that goes through the middle of the vertebrae. The spinal cord sits inside the canal surrounded by fluid. ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A narrow spine canal: When the canal of the spine is too narrow leading to a compression of the spinal cord, thecal sac or nerve roots or all the above in the lower back or ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Common problem: For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial. A thorough work up is required. The most common surgica ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
20 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Depending on the severity, stenosis of the lumbar spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If a proper work up has been done and all conservative measures have failed in a symptomatic patient, then surgery can provide definative treatment. C ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on symptoms: Some people with stenosis have no symptoms or back pain (no leg pain); in them the stenosis needs no treatment and the pain is treated with exercise, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal stenosis.: Spinal stenosis in a condition wherein tissue grows around the spinal cord, causing gradual compression and pain. It's progressive and unrelenting. U ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Can be serious: Stenosis is an objective finding on imaging studies, like an mri. However the symptoms of lumbar stenosis determine how severe it is. It can be as m ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wolfe
32 years experience Pain Management
Depends.: Clinically, the diagnosis is often made by symptoms of neurogenic claudication, in the absence of any overt vascular disease. Typically this a tight ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Duty Restrictions: Many people have lumbar stenosis. In some cases, it's congenital or acquired. Patients usually don't see a doctor until they become symptomatic. Duty ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes, numerous...: Conservative non-surgical treatments -- including anti-inflammatory meds (if no contraindications), pt, epidural injections. If symptoms persist desp ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Epidual steroid injections surgery is curative.
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