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What are cervical spine stenosis treatments? What are treatment options for cervical spine stenosis?

What are cervical spine stenosis treatments? What are treatment options for cervical spine stenosis?

Depends: Some with stenosis have no symtoms, so no treatment is needed. If there are symptoms or signs of myelopathy (hand/arm numbness, tingling, clumbsiness, loss of dexterity, balance problems) a spine surgeon can enlarge the space for the spinal cord. The technique would depend on the shape of your neck, the number of narrow places, surgeon preference (among other things). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Cervical Myelopathy (Definition)

Myelopathy means pathology affecting the spinal cord in the case in the cervical region vascular lesions, tumors inflammation degenerative disc disorders or infection ...Read more


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Best cervical spondylosis treatment?

Depends: If spinal cord compression causes significant symptoms surgical treatment is the best option. For minor symptoms and normal neurologic function a physical therapy directed exercise program is good. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

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 more

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What are some treatment options for cervical degenerative disc disease?

What are some treatment options for cervical degenerative disc disease?

Meds/Shots/Surgery: First line--medications (advil, aleve, (naproxen) etc.--avoid opiates if you can!) as needed for pain relief, ergonomic adjustments at work (good seating posture/distance from computer, etc.), gentle neck exercises. Second-line: steroid+/- Lidocaine injections for pain not controlled with medications. These injections last from a few weeks to several months. Third line: neck surgery. The results are mixed! ...Read more

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What is invovled with chiropractic cervical traction treatment?

Various Types: There are a variety of methods for traction. Manual traction done by hand is probably the most common in a chiropractor's office. Saunder's units, posture pump etc. are examples of mechanical traction which can often help with neurological symptoms which may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Treatment for spinal stenosis?

Treatment for spinal stenosis?

None to surgery : Up to 20% of the population will have stenosis by imaging studies by age 60. A lot have little to minimal symptoms. Treatment can include: medication, exercise/physical therapy, zero degree lordosis brace, epidural steroid injections & if all treatment fails & symptoms warrant it, surgery in terms of decompressing the neural elements by a laminectomy in the lower back & several options in neck. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for degenerative disc issues?

What are treatment options for degenerative disc issues?

Non Op and Operative: Try to increase core strength to offload the discs. May require non-operative modalities including pt, exercise, massage. If this also fails may ultimately require operative intervention. Surgery is last resort. ...Read more

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Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Common problem: For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial. A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. Check out spinehealth .Com. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cervical spine uncinate spurring?

What are treatments for cervical spine uncinate spurring?

Depends on Symptoms: This describes a finding on an x-ray that is associated with degenerative changes. Treatment should be based on symptoms. Neck pain with underlying degenerative findings is typically treated initially with over the counter medications, stretching, heat. If not responsive then formal physical therapy is often the first prescribed treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any non-invasive treatment for cervical herniated discs (degenerative disc disease)?

Yes: Physical therapy, cervical traction, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, chiropractic care, cervical epidural steroid injections are common options. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cervical spine stenosis?

What is the treatment for cervical spine stenosis?

It depends: How sever it is, it range from conservative treatment to surgical decompression. ...Read more

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Severe cervical foraminal stenosis. Are there any effective treatments?

Severe cervical foraminal stenosis. Are there any effective treatments?

May require surgery: Severe cervical atenosis oftenresults in pain, numbness, even weakness and muscle strophy. Seek an orthopedic, or sometimes neurosurgical consultation regarding function, possible non-surgical treatment and surgical options. ...Read more

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What are the treatment for reversed cervical spine?

By itself , there is: Nothing to worry about. It can be just related to degenerative changes and you may have no neck related symptoms or it could be related to some cervical spinal stenosis which may or may not cause symptoms or it may reflect muscle spasm due to a neck strain or disc herniation which most resolve and the neck reverts to normal posture. So you would treat the cause if there are those symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for spondylosis (cervical & lumbar)?

What is the treatment for spondylosis (cervical & lumbar)?

Exercises: Arthritic changes in the neck & lower back can very challenging to the patient and physician. Generally if there are no associated neurological involvement staying active thru an diverse exercise program works. These may include biking, stretching with yoga , pilates, ect. Certain prescription & otc nsaids and steroids may be beneficial. A firm mattress and good cervical may help. You see your pcp. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Sometimes: Back manipulation provide some benifits especially if the problems are due to to facet joint disease. ...Read more

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Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

It can: It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Could chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Yes: Working with a chiropractor is a common conservative treatment option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Are there nonsurgical treatments for lumbar spondylosis?

Are there nonsurgical treatments for lumbar spondylosis?

Yes : It is another name for age related changes to the spine and does not require any specific treatment other than we should all exercise routinely. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Spinal Cord Disease (Definition)

Spinal cord disease is a condition where the nerves of the spinal cord are injured or infected. This affects their function and causes ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more