what can help spinal stenosis?
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Family Medicine 60 years experience
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 occur from one or more factors causing the sternosis. Best is to obtain examination and proper treatment from spinal specialists e.g. Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapy and pain doctors who specialize in this disorder.
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Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Other options: In addition to dr. Pizzo's answer above, the treatment options typically include: conservative therapy (medication, pt), epidural steroid injections, the mild procedure, and traditional open surgery. Which one is best depends on your examination, symptoms, and usually the results of an MRI scan of the spine.
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Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Depends: Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first.
Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion.
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Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Options: Spinal stenosis can be treated conservatively with physical therapy and lumbar epidural steroid injections. Your spine specialist can thoroughly evaluate you and help coordinate conservative care if appropriate. Surgery is usually helpful if all else fails. Check out spine-health.Com.
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple: There are multiple treatments available for spinal stenosis to varying degrees of success. The most common nonoperative treatment for spinal stenosis is typically an epidural steroid injection.
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What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
Forceful vomiting: Pyloric stenosis is a thickening of the muscle of the intestinal wall just past the stomach. Infants are not born with it, but it develops in the few weeks following birth. The thickening slowly narrows the intestines so that the spitting up gets worse and becomes more forceful.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I have large left posterolateral disc herniation at l4-5 extending inferiorly and compressing on left l5, moderate central spinal stenosis. Help?
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Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Would you please help describe the usual symptoms of spinal stenosis?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Sciatica: Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position).
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A 76-year-old female asked:
What can be done for spinal stenosis?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Multiple options: First, it can be diagnosed in up to 20% of people over 60. Sometimes this is picked up on a study because it is common & may not be the source of your symptoms. If it is your correct diagnosis, exercise sometimes initiated with physical therapy, over the counter medication or perscription ones &/or injections like epidural steroids may help. Most don't get worse, only about 15% do. Surgery last.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Will a rhizatomy help spinal stenosis ?
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Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal and root formina, this is an anatomical problem usually treated by removing the bone that is compressing the nerves and spine. A rhiztomy is a procedure is done to cut nerves to reduce spasticity in the legs so they usually do not go together as they are normally two different problems.
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