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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

Spinal stenosis is medical condition in which openings where 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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Can a rearend car accident cause cervical spinal stenosis and hyperextention of the neck?

Can a rearend car accident cause cervical spinal stenosis and hyperextention of the neck?

yes : If the force of your motor vehicle accident was sufficient to displace an intervertebral disc in your cervical spine, this may cause stenosis. ...Read more

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Have pain in left groin &hip aggravated by sitting. Have spinal stenosis severe in L4'L5. Started 20 days ago after long car ride. Can back cause?

Yes: Yes sitting long periods of time can inflame a lumbar region that as severe spinal stenosis. The pain in your hip and groin can be from aggravated nerve roots. You can try McKenzie Back exercises. If it doesn't resolve, then seek medical evaluation. Back pain that causes numbness around rectum, foot immobility or bladder incontinence needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Can a soft mattress make my spinal stenosis worse?

Can a soft mattress make my  spinal stenosis worse?

No: No, however, lying on your stomach may increase the arch or sway or lordosis of your lower back that could aggravate your symptoms and if thereis advanced stenosis, lying flat on your back may also do the same. Most people sleep in a fetal position on either side for relief like bending over for relief opening up the stenosis. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Yes: Left alone, you can develop weakness, pain and or numbness. Decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) can help. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis injure other body parts?

Not usually but: Not in the lumbar spine except in severe, long standing cases or in people with an underlying neuropathy, there can be muscle wasting or atrophy or even permanent nerve changes leading to continued, numbness, tingling &/or weakness. In the neck, it can also injure the spinal cord permanently and this can happen in the thoracic or chest level as well. ...Read more

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How common is spinal stenosis at 22 years old?

Spinal stenosis: At the age of 22 years spinal stenosis is quite uncommon, in fact somewhat rare. I would be concern about other causes such as a bone disorder that might have led to this finding. ...Read more

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Can you still work? When you have spinal stenosis?

Yes: Most people can especially if the job does not require prolonged standing and walking. Not all people with spinal stenosis have symptoms and a lot have minimal symptoms or are controlled with treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on severe spinal stenosis?

Where?: Good studies show that the safest and most cost effective even in the neck is with the lysis of adhesion technique using contrast hyaluronidase , local and steroid followed bt Hypertonic Saline x3 in the lumbar area caudal and transforaminal catheter placement at the most effected area. Doing the same epidural steroids work for a couple of weeks the above lysis technique for much longer. ...Read more

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