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Please explain the relationship between gluteal muscle atrophy and lumbar stenosis. And the treatment for the atrophy. Thank you!!

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: When stenosis gets particularly severe on the spine, enough damage can occur that the innervated muscles can get weak and begin to atrophy. This can progress to the point if paralysis of the involved muscle group. Surgery would be a strong consideration in that case.
Answered on Jul 10, 2017

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