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How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

Pain management: Their is a specialty that deals directly with helping patients with pain and it is known as pain management. I would not hesitate to ask your physician to refer you to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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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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How can I help withdrawal symptoms with a herniated disk?

How can I help withdrawal symptoms with a herniated disk?

Not sure: I dont understand what you mean by "withdrawl symptoms" due to a disc? Do you mean narcotic withdrawl symptoms? ...Read more

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How can spinal decompression help with back pain?

How can  spinal decompression help with back pain?

Traction: By spinal decompression i will assume that you mean traction, such as using a vax-d or similar machine. The concept of traction is to restore lost disc height, which can result in improved spinal canal diameter and reduced nerve pinching. The problem with traction is that it is often temporary - in other words, once out of traction, the spine gradually settles back to its original state. ...Read more

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How can you cope with neck pain?

How can you cope with neck pain?

Seek Doctor's Help: You will need to be examined to rule out any significant problems or red flags, and to reach the correct diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain. For most etiologies, anti-inflammatory medications (if not medically contraindicated), physical therapy, home exercise programs can significantly help you in managing neck pain symptoms. ...Read more

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How to deal with the pain of herniated discs c4-5-6-7? Thank you

How to deal with the pain of herniated discs c4-5-6-7? Thank you

Disc Herniation: Most herniated discs heal on their own--80%. For those that are too painful or fail to improve with pt, nsaid's, 6-18 weeks time, nerve blocks, other medications, then discectomy (plucking out the ruptured fragment) is very successful. In the neck, this is often accompanied by disc replacement or fusion. In the lumbar spine, discectomy is all that is necessary. ...Read more

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How can you cope with the pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

How can you cope with the pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

Talk to your dr: Talk to your doctor to make sure that your arthritis is under control. Eating well, exercising when you can, and support groups do help as well. ...Read more

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Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Maybe if muscles hur: Work with a good physical therapist. Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hands-on osteopathic physician who does omt (omm) is key for maintaining function in a chronic situation. Finally since this is really arthritis in the spine, and has an inflammatory component, eat an anti-inflammatory diet and herbs (find online). ...Read more

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How to deal with the pain after cervical spinal fusion?

How to deal with the pain after cervical spinal fusion?

Depends: This depends on how recent the surgery was and how bad it is and if it got better after initial surgery. If it is recent then you should have been given pain meds by your surgeon or call for extra meds. If greater than 6 months to a year then see your surgeon to be sure you have fused and make sure you haven't developed additional pathology at other levels. Some pain is not abnormal. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference if you have fibromyalgia or pain from spinal stenosis?

How to tell the difference if you have fibromyalgia or pain from spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Fibromyalgia is a generalized pain of muscles while spinal stenosis affects the legs and is aggravated by any lengthy standing or walking and gets better when one sits down and rest, fibromyalia is not usually affect by rest. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with common non-surgical ways to cure a herniated disc?

Can you provide me with common non-surgical ways to cure a herniated disc?

Don't exist: Once a disc herniated it does not return to a normal disc with or without surgery. Fortunately the majority of disc hernia tigons may cause pain fr a time but usually get better with time, spine exercises and some mild anti-inflammatory medications. Epidural or nerve blocks sometimes help speed the improvement of inflammation -a common cause of associated disc pain. ...Read more

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How do you deal with spinal arthritis?

How do you deal with spinal arthritis?

Spinal arthritis: The neurologist usually orders spine mris and EMG testing. Anti-inflammatories help; various radiculopathic and antispasmodic medicines may help, and even epidural injections may help. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help my spinal stenosis?

How can physical therapy help my spinal stenosis?

Improves core : Pt will strengthen your core and often lessens pain. However, nothing outside of surgery will reduce the structural compression of nerves that comes from spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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How to help with chronic lumbar back pain without any prior injury?

How to help with chronic lumbar back pain without any prior injury?

Back exercises: Start with a back exercise program called "williams flexion exercises". A physical therapist can help you with this and can also apply different modalities of therapy. An evaluation by an orthopaedist will help determine the cause of your back pain. ...Read more

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How do you manage pain from a curved spine?

How do you manage pain from a curved spine?

Depends : You need to get evaluated by a spine surgeon. Treatment depends on what type of "curve" you have, what region of your spine it affects, the magnitude of your "curve" and location of your pain. ...Read more

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How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

If it is pain: At the insertion site, warm compresses and anti-inflammatories should help. If it is more severe you should speak with your anesthesiologist who may refer you for an MRI and neurology consultation. ...Read more

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How can you deal with physical pain?

A very broad topic: For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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How can I deal with sciatic nerve pain?

How can I deal with sciatic nerve pain?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. ...Read more

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What can help spinal stenosis?

Depends: Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first. Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion. ...Read more

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How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

Pain management: Their is a specialty that deals directly with helping patients with pain and it is known as pain management. I would not hesitate to ask your physician to refer you to a pain specialist. ...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


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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A condition in which there is a narrowing of the spaces within the spine, which can put pressure ...Read more