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Alternative To Laminectomy Spinal Stenosis
The one for you: Not all spinal stenosis patients need treatment. It is based on the degree of symptoms & how much they interfere with your life. Some just modify their activities or take over the counter medication. Some do physical therapy & then exercise. Some undergo epidural steroid injections & use perscription medication. Some may benefit from an x-stop procedure, a minimally invasive technique ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once a laminectomy is preformed due to spinal stenosis, can it come back? If so, how since the bone is removed.
Yes: Stenosis is often due to overgrowth of bone or "bone spurs, " in an arthritic spine. When a decompression surgery such as a laminectomy or laminotomy is done this overgrown bone is removed, but that does not stop the bone from growing. Bone grows very slowly but bone spurs may grow back and causes stenosis to return at the same level. You may also develop stenosis at another level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have congenital spinal stenosis and have had two back surgeries, involvong laminectomies and chip removal. What is my best remedy?
Diagnosis sever spinal stenosis..Had lamenectomy last year on ruptured L5 after loss of bladder control. Could it be related?
Could be: Severe lumbar spinal stenosis (occuring from large herniated discs, & other compressive pathologies), could result in compression of the nerve roots below the level of your spinal cord -- called your cauda equina. This could then result in bladder/bowel dysfunction. Your surgeon likely did the laminectomy to relieve the compression of your cauda equina so as to prevent the problem from worsening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a decompressive lamenectomy c3-c7 in 1996. Recently i've been diagnosed with post lamenectomy syndrome & cervical spinal stenosis. Lots of pain?
Several modalities: Each case should be approached differently. We can consider the following: chiropractic, both conventional and nucca, different forms of physical therapy, including spinal decompression, cold laser, arp wave, magnetic therapy. Drugs, shots and surgery are last resort. www.lifemedical.us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain?: Spinal stenosis is a mechanical problem. Were the canal were the spinal cord pass through, for some if get tight this what we call spinal stenosis.I- nonsurgical treatment, could help(education, medicines to relieve pain and inflammation, exercise(stationary bike, weight loss, physical therapy. If did help surgery.Good luck. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a laminectomy or minimally invasive foramenectomy w/o fusion better for mixed foraminal and spinal cervical stenosis?
Ask your surgeon(s): They'll review your imaging with you and discuss your options. But before further surgeries, you mention physical therapy and cymbalta, but there may be other non-surgical options including other medications, pain psychology and interventional pain procedures that may be helpful for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first. Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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