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Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

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 more

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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 chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form of manipulation or physical medicine. This is unfortunately a surgical condition, and i would professionally recommend a consultation with a neurosurgeon, vs. An orthopedist. Your condition requires more expertise, and your end result will be better. ...Read more

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Will ?Spinal manulipation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

No: No, it will not alter the spinal canal's size which has become too small for the neural elements which are compressed. In a severe case of spinal stenosis, manipulation has a chance of aggravating the symptoms unless it is gentle traction which may help foraminal stenosis -the region where nerves exit the spine. ...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

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Is surgery recommended for severe spinal stenosis?

Is surgery recommended for severe spinal stenosis?

Last Resort: Yes, surgery is recommended after you fail conservative non-surgical treatments -- including nsaids, pt, epidural injections. If you continue to have persisting symptoms, then surgery could offer some great symptomatic relief of your extremity symptoms. Consult a spine surgeon. Also surgery if you start experiencing progressive neurological deficit, or changes in your bowel or bladder function. ...Read more

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Lumbar spinal stenosis -- do I have to have surgery to correct this?

No: Surgery for spinal stenosis is only needed in symptomatic patients that have failed all conservative measures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What to do if I have moderate to severe spinal stenosis in c6- c7?

What to do if I have moderate to severe spinal stenosis in c6- c7?

Depends: How severe? Symptoms? Spinal surgery might be of definitive assistance if you have symptoms or have failed conservative treatment. ...Read more

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I have cervical spondylosis and severe spinal stenosis. Is there any role for a chiropractor?

I have cervical spondylosis and severe spinal stenosis. Is there any role for a chiropractor?

Be Careful: Most responsible chiropractors will be cautious with patients with severe cervical stenosis. You are at risk for injury. This is one situation where chiropractic manipulation may be contraindicated. ...Read more

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I am wanting to find out why i have been having severe feelings of falling while sitting I do have multiple sclerosis and spinal stenosis ?

Ataxia: Would blame the MS for your sensations, and likely you have lesions over cerebellum and brainstem. Key is whether you are having relapse, and if so, this needs to be treated. You do not mention your medication, but you need a potent disease modifying agent, not the self injectables of the past. B-12 and Vit D levels should be checked. ?Concierge appt here on site? ...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