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who treats spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine surgeon: Whether or not you need surgery, an experienced neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon is the best resource to educate you in the treatment options available.
Answered on Aug 17, 2020
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Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Ultimately if other approaches fail surgery may be indicated for quality of life . The surgery options may range from a minimally invasive decompression to decompression with fusion depending on the nature of the pain and whether there may be instability .
Feb 8, 2015
Dr. Myles Greenberg
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pain physicians also: In addition to dr. Frankel's answer, also consider talking to an interventional pain/spine physician. They have other minimally invasive options to treat spinal stenosis, such as the mild procedure.
Answered on Aug 17, 2020
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
PT,PainMD,SpineSurge: Treatment of Spinal Stenosis consists of Physical Therapy,Pain Management and Spine Surgery.Depending on the severity of the condition 1Physical Therapist 2Pain Management includes Pain Meds and Epidural Injections 3Spine Surgeone in those severe cases not respnding to PT and Pain Management
Answered on Aug 17, 2020
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Primary care: Initially, usually primary care and chiropractors. If it worsens, then orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and interventional pain doctors can get involved.
Answered on Aug 17, 2020

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