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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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myles Greenberg
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not really: I assume by lsi, you are referring to lumbar spinal injections, also known as epidural steroid injections (esis). These can help temporarily treat so ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: Spinal stenosis in the neck can make someone weak and spastic (clumsy). Spinal stenosis of the low back can be painful, usually because of the facet ... Read More
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