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severe right foraminal stenosis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Most resolve with : Time but medication like oral steroids or nsaid's if no contraindications along with meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help along with wearing a so ... Read More
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Dr. Foead Geula
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it depends: If you only have pain without any neurological compromise(numbness, weakness), you may be a candidate for cervical epidural steroid injections. If yo ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
May not have-: -enough room. TheC2-3 complex means these is some arthritic spurring with a protruding disk that indents the dural (thecal) sac being indented some, c ... Read More
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hyp ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Foraminal stenosis is a chronic condition that can be very painful and is often treated without surgery. Decompression with surgery can be helpful. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
May require surgery: Severe cervical atenosis oftenresults in pain, numbness, even weakness and muscle strophy. Seek an orthopedic, or sometimes neurosurgical consultation ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Bending to the right: To make the foramen on the left slightly larger. Surgical decompression may be an indication if you start having weakness or loss of muscle in the aff ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely. my wife: -had similar & epidural steroids bought her some time, about 5 years, but later got worse & had surgery. My brother had it & waited until ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Foraminal stenosis: Yes this can be also termed root impingement.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Foraminal stenosis: Possible. Would have it checked out by a doctor/urgent care to make sure not other issues like new disc compression/infection, gall bladder, kidney ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Depends on factors: As a neurologist I don't usually recommend surgical remediation of problems such as what you have UNLESS the patient is experiencing weakness in muscl ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience Radiation Oncology
At least two.: You may need fairly extensive surgery with stabilizing hardware placed. For your own peace of mind i would get at least two(or three) opinions. I pers ... Read More
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