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i have cervical spine stenosis. i have received conflictingn opinions fromd re surgery. i have tingling in& some neck pain but my arm s& fingers are f?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Serious: You have to pick up somebody you can trust. Neurosurgeon or spine orthopedic surgeon are your options. Try university center.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Surgery Indications: Typically surgery is indicated when there is moderate to severe spinal stenosis either degenerative in origin or due to a herniated disk. Pain is an indication for surgery, but if you're arms are not involved then surgery may be put on hold. Often worsening sensory changes or muscle weakness in the extremities is a definite indication that surgery may be needed.

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Last updated Mar 24, 2014

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