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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
"arthritis" or pain: There are no drugs that can enlarge the space for nerves. The non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid, "arthritis") are also pain relievers. Exam ... Read More

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A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Give it time: If you have burning pain in the toes Gabapentin (neurontin) is a good medication to try. The dose might need to be increased. Talk with you doctor a ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Simon
37 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
27 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Spinal stenosis can be congenital but is also acquired with aging, or trauma, by either arthritis, herniated discs or even vertebral collapse as peopl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can't: The size of the canal is inherited. The secondary degenerative leading to further narrowing is also linked to genetics. You may be able to reduce this ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It can be very: Painful. It is a decrease in space in the spinal canal which then impends on your spinal cord and/or nerve roots. It can be painful, which may decreas ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not really: Spinal stenosis can be caused by many things. But as long as the canal is narrowed, by a variety of things, we call it stenosis. Congenital stenosis ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 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

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