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A 41-year-old male asked:

Mri showed grade 1 l5/ s1 anterolisthesis and severe bilateral l5/s1 foraminal stenosis with mass effect on exiting bilateral l5 roots. my options?

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Lumbar stenosis: Lumbar spinal deformities in form of varying degrees affects 6% of the population in the U.S,..THE treatment spectrum varies from avoiding activities that produce pain, bracing , physiotherapy, NSAIDs, to surgical interventions which involve decompress ions and or fusions. Recovery from surgery depends upon whether or not a fusion is performed , but can take up to 9-12 months.

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Last updated Oct 8, 2020

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