I have spinal stenosis, balance problems and need a cane to walk? i have fallen twice, once i broke my wrist. i am now going for physical therapy (3 times) and see no results so far. could i go for laproscopic surgergy?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: Balance problems from cervical stenosis should be adressessed by a spine surgeon before other elective procedures not as impt if lumbar stenosis depends on where the stenosis is , two falls from balance problems from lumbar stenosis dosent sound right maybe your falls are from a foot drop? If your balance issues are from cervical stenosis therapy wont help.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 18, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.