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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 56 with spinal stenosis. Back and leg pain. Tried therapy, yoga and stretching pain is severe. What can I do? I'm tired of pain i'm a nurse.
Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have cervical dd & spinal stenosis. Extreme neck pain & now i feel swelling on back of my neck (left side only). Is the swelling common? Treatment?
Should not get: swelling from disc herniation and stenosis alone. It could be a deep infection, so it is best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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