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I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia.  With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain.  My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

Coronary arteries ?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for cervical spinal stenosis? Is it medicine can cure?

What is the best treatment for cervical spinal stenosis? Is it medicine can cure?

Depends : No best care. Response to different therapies varies. See a neurosurgeon to determine if surgery is indicated. Conservative treatment include pain pills, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy and laser surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you help cervical stenosis I have had 4 physical therapy treatments which left me with pain i didn, t have before?

Can you help cervical  stenosis I have had  4 physical  therapy treatments which left me with pain i didn, t have before?

Possibly: Cervical stenosis refers to narrowing of the central spinal canal or neural foramina where the nerves exit and is usually due to a combination of degenerative discs, arthritic changes and sometimes a congenitally small canal. In milder cases, therapy, medication, traction and sometimes injections can be helpful. In more severe stenosis surgical decompression may be needed. Eval is needed to decide. ...Read more

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I am 26, I have cervical stenosis (vagina) pap smear was fine, I've barely bled this past year, dnt want more kids, do I have to get treatment?

I am 26, I have cervical stenosis (vagina) pap smear was fine, I've barely bled this past year, dnt want more kids, do I have to get treatment?

Should be checked: you should have an ultrasound to make sure that your uterus is not distended with blood. you have several options but seeing a doc is a good idea. ...Read more

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Cervical spinal stenosis very painful left shoulder blade going down left arm not going for next surgery going for therapy will that help?

Cervical spinal stenosis very painful left shoulder blade going down left arm  not going for next surgery going for therapy will that help?

Most can : Be treated non operatively with physical therapy with or without medication such as anti inflammatories, serotonin uptake inhibitors (cymbalta ) as well as with Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) as long as no contraindications to their use. Epidural steroid injections may be indicated as well as activity modification and use of a soft cervical collar worn in reverse to keep neck flexed for symptom relief. ...Read more

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What can be done for spinal cervical stenosis?

What can be done for spinal cervical stenosis?

Many things: Depending on the severity, stenosis of the cervical spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery. ...Read more

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What is meant by cervical spinal stenosis?

What is meant by cervical spinal stenosis?

Narrowing: In its most simple term, stenosis refers to narrowing, while cervical refers to the neck region. So, cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column in the neck. ...Read more

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Does cervical stenosis always lead to paralysis?

Not Necessarily: Cervical stenosis, or narrowing of the canal that the spinal cord passes through in the neck, causes many different symptoms and if left untreated can lead to paralysis in some cases. It is treatable with surgery, however. The key is to obtain treatment before the stenosis is severe enough to damage the spinal cord. I would discuss your concerns with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more