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Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the nerves leave the spine are narrowed. As a result of the narrowed openings, nerves can get pinched off, leading to symptoms such as pain, ...Read more


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What are some alternative therapies for spinal stenosis?

What are some alternative therapies for spinal stenosis?

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 more

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What are different ways to treat back spinal stenosis?

What are different ways to treat back spinal stenosis?

Injections surgery: Traction surgery is quite effectivewith low complication ratr for cental canal stenosis foraminal stenosis is trickier to treat. ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is back spinal stenosis?

I need a straight answer. What is back spinal stenosis?

OK: A narrowing of the spinal or vertebral column. Your backbone. The space of bone containing and protecting your spinal nervous system. Serious; please speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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How should I treat back spinal stenosis?

How should I treat back spinal stenosis?

Decompression: Spinal stenosis only matters if it is severe enough to compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. If there is no spinal cord or nerve root compression, then the stenosis is irrelevant. There are open and minimally invasive ways to decompress the spinal canal. Be sure to go to someone like me who is trained and experienced in every spinal procedure for stenosis, not just a subset of them. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of back spinal stenosis?

Many: Bachache, root pain baladder and bowl symptoms and sensory symptoms. Typically symptom are worsened after physical activity. ...Read more

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My brother has developed back spinal stenosis. What is it exactly?

Too small a canal: It is when the canal of the spine becomes too narrow for the contents-- compressing the neural/nerve tissue to a degree causing symptoms of pain/ numbness/tingling/weakness with standing/walking better sitting or bending over. This is due usually to degenerative changes occuring over time and can be related to the size canal he was born with- smoking can accelerate these degenerative changes. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options and general advice for lumbar and spinal stenosis?

What are the treatment options and general advice for lumbar and spinal stenosis?

Injection & surgery: When spinal stenosis is moderate in degree responds nicely to exercise-particularly when there is instability and subluxation. When the stenosis is severe, an injection will give temporary relief, but surgery is the treatment of choice. This is an example of surgery allowing the patient to walk and subsequently, allowing the patient to restore vitality in his cardiovascular and cognitive function. ...Read more

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I found out recently that I have lumbar and spinal stenosis. What are my treatment options and what are some general advice for having those?

Stenosis: In laymen's terms, lumbar spinal stenosis refers to pinched nerves in the lumbar spine. Treatment options, in order, include physical therapy, medications, spinal injections, and surgery. Although daunting, surgery to alleviate the pinched nerves of stenosis can be very successful, if all other treatment options have failed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis?

What is the treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Several: Treatment can range from none if little or no symptoms to exercise, activity modification, physical therapy followed by home exercise, medication, epidural steroid injections and if no improvement and symptoms warrant it and you are medically stable, surgery. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Several: There are nonsurgical treatments that may heal some cases- usually a combination of medication, physical therapy, and epidural injections. If surgery is eventually required, there are several procedures that are done. These will be described by the consulting neurosurgeon. See http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-treatment-and-prognosis?Source=search_result&search=lumbar+spin. ...Read more

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Treatment recommendations for spinal stenosis combined with 4 bulging disk in lower lumbar?

Verify actually caus: Verify that is actually causing the symptoms. Are there specific objective neurologic findings? ...Read more

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I am looking for a new doctor to continue my back pain treatment with medicine. I am in the northern nj area. I have mris with spinal stenosis tumors?

I am looking for a new doctor to continue my back pain treatment with medicine. I am in the northern nj area. I have mris with spinal stenosis tumors?

New Jersey Medical s: I recommend dr. Robert heary at the nj medical school in newark nj dr. Heary is a fellowship trained spine surgeon and professor of neurosurgery at the medical school. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help my spinal stenosis?

Improves core : Pt will strengthen your core and often lessens pain. However, nothing outside of surgery will reduce the structural compression of nerves that comes from spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Are there any homeopathic or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

Are there any homeopathic or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

No: There are no real homeopathic treatments for anything. Homeopathy is not medicine. Practitioners have no real medical knowledge. Would you want your MD to practice 214-year-old medicine on you? Because that’s when homeopathy was invented. It's worse than worthless. Join the 21st century. Read “Homeopathy: The Ultimate Fake” at http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/homeo.html. ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

Surely...: There are a number of remedies for spinal stenosis; but none are miracle cures! check with your primary care physician before starting any new treatments/supplements; you may also need a good orthopedist and some imaging studies(xray, mri, etc) to obtain a baseline for the degree of your 'stenosis'. Physical therapy can help as well. Best of luck! ...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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Stenosis (Definition)

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