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A 53-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis. is it curable in the morning i wake up that i can hardly walk i have two jobs and in the evening when i?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
I recommend: consulting with a neurosurgeon to find out if you are a surgical candidate or what other more conservative treatment options would be appropriate for you. Take care.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Spinal stenosis.: The only potential cure for spinal stenosis would be surgery, which can be quite involved. You'd be better served starting off with physical therapy and directed exercises. Try to avoid narcotics for pain control as much as possible - stick to anti-inflammatory medications only when needed.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes and no: It is a degenerative condition, and so much like an arthritic knee, it's symptoms can potentially be managed non operatively or it can be "fixed" with surgery; however not all cases of spinal stenosis have good surgical options- some do and some really don't. I would discuss the specifics of your case with a spine specialist.
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Last updated Sep 19, 2017

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