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Can Children Have Spinal Stenosis Or Just Adults
I'm 37 and diagnosed with spinal stenosis . Can one die from this or am i just in for a rough ride from here on.
Not likely: Depending on the level of the spinal stenosis and the degree of stenosis you may develop radiculopathy and severe pain. Paralysis is less likely.Surgical intervention an option symptoms become debilitating. Other conservative like epidural steroid shots and pt may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unilateral symptoms: Usually means there is different degree of stenosis between the left and right. ...Read more
Just looked at med records for ongoing pain, have spinal stenosis, l4 l5 herniated discs which have been causing leg pain.How can I heal/treat this?
It depends on: Severity. Given your age, I would recommend conservative management with physical therapy, strengthen core muscle, medication to treat neuropathy, etc. For moderate to severe condition various kinds of epidural injection and various surgeries. Discuss with your provider in detail. ...Read more
Im 44 yo and we are thinking having another baby. i just found out from my doctor that i have severe lumbar spinal stenosis. can we still try to have?
What is spinal stenosis and what causes it? I have it in my cervical and lumbar spine. My 15 yr old just had X-ray show it around l5s1. Causes?
Just diag congenital spinal stenosis.Bulging disc at c2-3, c3-4, c4-5, c65-6. Hern disc at c6-7, t10-11, l4-5. How serious is it short and long term?
Depends on symptoms: Congenital stenosis is narrowing of the space for the spinal cord in your neck that you were born with. If you have no nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness, hand clumsiness, unsteady walking) just be careful; avoid situations that could lead to injuring your neck (and spinal cord): climbing ladders, running yellow lights, having obstacles around to trip over. If you do have these see a doc. ...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
Correct-no: Spinal manipulation cannot correct the problem. However, chinese medicine, acupuncture, and diet changes can help improve symptoms and even reverse some of the damage over time. Research upper cervical chiropractic care as well as crainosacral therapy. As adjuncts they can help improve flow of spinal fluid and blood to the area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: Spinal stenosis can be congenital but is also acquired with aging, or trauma, by either arthritis, herniated discs or even vertebral collapse as people age, which can result in vertebra slipping across each other which can cause stenosis too. It is important to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation, or a orthopedist who specializes in the spine, for full evaluation and treatment, surgery is an option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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