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What is spinal stenosis of the neck & what is surgery like & prognosis afterwards?

What is spinal stenosis of the neck & what is surgery like & prognosis afterwards?

A too narrow spine: Spinal stenosis is defined aa too small a spinal canal in which one finds the nerve tissues conpressed. In the neck, this can place pressure on the spinal cord and/ or nerves, there are several types of surgery for this depending on the number of spine levels involved and whether there is severe degeneration, instability or deformity with it. Outcomes are generally good.

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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the 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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What is spinal stenosis & what is prognosis after neck surgery for it?

What is spinal stenosis & what is prognosis after neck surgery for it?

A narrow spine canal: Spinal stenosis is when the spine's canal is too narrow for nerve tissue, in the neck that is the spinal cord &/or nerves. Symptoms can be none to a pinched nerve to cord compression known as myleopathy. Surgical prognosis depends on severity of the stenosis, number of levels involved as well as type of neurologic issues present & if there are any cord changes by MRI as well as the surgical type.

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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.

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Can you get at 50 years old have? Neuropathy? In spine and neck?, shoulder? Can it come and go? Spinal stenosis? What are the symptoms?

Can you get at 50 years old have? Neuropathy? In spine and neck?, shoulder? Can it come and go? Spinal stenosis? What are the symptoms?

Yes, quite commonly: The older you get, you have more chances of spine issues in back and neck from degenerative changes to cause neuropathy of varying severity. Most of the times, symptoms do come and go based on degree of bony occlusion and pressure on nerves. Learning to live with these "growing pains" may help you avoid unnecessary surgeries.

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I have spinal stenosis 2 disk in the neck and one lower back with it I have neck, shouler, arm pain especially when lift things?

I have spinal stenosis 2 disk in the neck and one lower back with it I have neck, shouler, arm pain especially when lift things?

See spine doc: The neck/arm/shoulder pain might be from pinched nerve. There are non-surgical and surgical treatments that can help if you're not getting better with time, physical therapy, etc. See a spine specialist who can talk about options.

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Have cervical dd & spinal stenosis. Extreme neck pain & now I feel swelling on back of my neck (left side only). Is the swelling common? Treatment?

Have cervical dd & spinal stenosis. Extreme neck pain & now I feel swelling on back of my neck (left side only). Is the swelling common? Treatment?

Should not get: Swelling from disc herniation and stenosis alone. It could be a deep infection, so it is best to see a doctor for evaluation.

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Can spinal stenosis go to your neck and cause sciatica in both legs?

Can spinal stenosis go to your neck and cause sciatica in both legs?

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis can effect your back and you can have spinal stenosis of your neck. Stenosis simply means narrowing. Neck stenosis would not cause sciatica.

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Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal and can occur because of any structure encroaching upon that space. It can be congenital or something that you are born with. It is commonly caused by disc bulging or herniation, facet joint hypertrophy (overgrowth) from arthritis, or ligament buckling. Trauma as you described could lead to a bulging disc or arthritis with time.

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Body hurts constantly. Bulging disc in neck, lumbar hypertrophic disease, beginnings of spinal stenosis. How to ease pain without narcotics?

Body hurts constantly. Bulging disc in neck, lumbar hypertrophic disease, beginnings of spinal stenosis. How to ease pain without narcotics?

Physical therapy, ice, Arnica.: physical therapy exercises, including stretching exercises, may be very helpful. Ice applications to the area may decrease pain as well. Arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory that may also give you some relief. Acupuncture, massage, meditation our other conservative approaches that may help you. Spine injections can also be an option.

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My cervical spine has lots of problems like spinal stenosis. Coukd that cause pain in the upper back on right? Pain present one year

My cervical spine has lots of problems like spinal stenosis. Coukd that cause pain in the upper back on right? Pain present one year

Possibly: Upper back pain can be muscular, can be neck related, can be cervical spine related, or could even be from an internal issue (lung, etc). Try topical heat treatment, massage, hot shower, ben-gay and if not better, see your doctor.

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Please explain. Spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis, inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex formation, uncovertebral?

Please explain. Spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis, inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex formation, uncovertebral?

Cervical narrowing: Age appropriate changes of a settling cervical spine causing bone spurs and crowding of nerves in neck may cause arm pain and numbess in fingers small and ring with or without neck pain.

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Please explain the significance of my recent MRI findings on my cervical spine. I have a history of spinal stenosis in the lower back. I recently had an MRI on my cervical spine showing significant to severe foraminal and thecal sac narrowing at multiple

About 20% of people: With lumbar spinal stenosis will have coexisting cervical spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of a bony canal structure such as the central spine canal or the exiting nerve holes known as neuroforamen which when severe enough by imaging studies will be deemed spinal stenosis.

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Is walking a good form of exercise for people with spinal stenosis?

Is walking a good form of exercise for people with spinal stenosis?

Depends: Walking may increase spinal stenosis symptoms because the spine tends to be in a more extended position with walking. If walking causes symptoms, patients may consider biking, where the spine is more flexed.

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Will exercise help spinal stenosis and how?

Perhaps: Exercise that strengthens the abdominal (tummy) muscles could reduce the curve of the low back (lordosis). This could enlarge the nerve channels slightly. This might suffice in mild cases of stenosis. Aerobic exercise in a flexed position (such as cycling) could improve overall fitness and that might improve symptoms. Exercise may be most beneficial in people with milder, less disabling symptoms.

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Is there an exercise to reduce or relieve spinal stenosis?

Yes: Spinal stenosis symptoms arise from pressure on the spinal nerves from spinal canal narrowing. Flexion exercises of the lumbar spine may help decompress the pressure and reduce symptoms. Core and spinal extensor exercises may help build up muscles that support the spine.

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What exercises are good for cervical spinal stenosis?

What exercises are good for cervical spinal stenosis?

There is not a: Specific set of exercises for this other than general stretching, cardiovascular and strengthening programs to be in good general shape.

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