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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have 5 disk with moderate to severe spinal stenosis failed physical therapy what should i do next can this paralyze me ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: see a pain specialist and find out if targeted injections can help. If nothing works, surgery may be an option.
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Dr. Scott Mcgovern
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Spinal stenosis : While paralysis would be especially rare, you can have significant loss of function with severe spinal stenosis. In some people, epidural steroid injections can help relieve pain. However, with multilevel severe spinal stenosis, I suggest seeing a spinal surgeon to evaluate and discuss options for your care.
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