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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
What is the difference between severe cervical spinal stenosis and central canal stenosis and if I have both is this serious what are my options
Spinal Stenosis: The 2 terms can denote the same abnormality. ...Read more
I have severe back pain due to spinal stenosis and am leaving in the morning out of town.What will help the pain?I have tried all the otc meds I can
Be seen: There are multiple other medication options including pain medications, muscle relaxants, neurological medications, prescription strength anti inflammatories, steroids among a few. You would certainly need to be seen and evaluated to determine the best treatment for you; some of which is non medication related. ...Read more
I have severe numbness in the 3 smallest toes and the ball or pad section it's connected too. I have severe spinal stenosis and had a distectomy on L5?
I am experiencing severe rib cage pain. I have mutiple level disc disease greatest at c5,6, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and other conditions. I a?
I have 5 disk with moderate to severe spinal stenosis failed physical therapy what should I do next can this paralyze me ?
Spinal stenosis : While paralysis would be especially rare, you can have significant loss of function with severe spinal stenosis. In some people, epidural steroid injections can help relieve pain. However, with multilevel severe spinal stenosis, I suggest seeing a spinal surgeon to evaluate and discuss options for your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are steroid epidural injections and physical therapy effective treatments for severe spinal stenosis?
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.
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