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How Could You Relieve The Pain Of Spinal Stenosis In An 80 Year Old
Hope this helps: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best rehab to eliminate low-level residual back pain and referred pain to the foot from an L4-5 disc rupture that occurred 3 months ago?
What the usually symptoms of having a herniated disk in the low back L5 s1 ? Does this involve the sciatic nerve? I have a lot of pain in leg to ankle
See details: A herniated disc in this area compresses a nerve root which is a component of the sciatic nerve. Your symptoms suggest this to be the case. Seek medical attention. ...Read more
I have an MRI from a year ago showing a bulging disk in my lumbar spine as well as signs of a spinal hemangiomas. Prior to the MRI, I experienced 4 years of Chronic Pain that no one could figure out the cause of. I am still in pain on a daily basis and it
7 yrs after having a spinal fusion of L5-S1, L4-L5, can the pain that's increasing in my lower back be from the hardware?
Potentially: Suggest you visit a spine surgeon for thorough evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
How risky is for a 72 year old female have back surgery to align 2 vertrebass out of place are pinching nerves causing severe back pain and leg crams?
Depends : The surgery that you describe in general is a big surgery that sounds like it would involve a fusion and spinal instrumentation. That being said, these are surgeries that are done frequently with good results. The things that make these surgeries risky are concurrent medical issues:heart problems, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis etc. The risk is also decreased with the experience of the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'd like to talk to someone about an operation on my back for spinal stenosis I also have bulging discs. My actual diagnosis is developmental spinal stenosis?
Spinal stenosis : You need to consult a Neuro surgeon or Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in such surgery and has done several of those surgeries a month . These types of surgeries are often complicated and have long recovery time . In the end when successful they are worth the pain time and effort . Best luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If central canal stenosis at l4/l5 from respective MRI goes from mild to severe in 2.5 years what is the likely expectation in say another 1-2 years
Low lumbar stenosis: can be caused by many things, such as disc extrusion (herniation) and spondylolysis (chronic fracture of the posterior bony elements). Disc extrusions can get better or worse, depending on circumstances. Spondylolisthesis typically progresses to a certain point and then stops, but by that point you will have nerve pinching symptoms. If you have MR on CD, I can review it at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
How can I help my 89 year old mother with compression fracture of the vertebrae not be in such pain?
What would be the typical procedure for a c5-6 congenital fusion with compressed c6exit route cause sever pain and tingling.
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the likelihood a root block injection will provide a long term fix for the back pain i feel due to my minor l5/s1 bulging disk?
Root block: A nerve root block is most typically done for the purpose of improving radiating leg pain (aka radiculopathy or sciatica). If you are having isolated back pain then a root block is actually unlikely to help. For a minor bulging disk, most patients will improve with conservative treatment measures such as physical therapy and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person loose muscle mass in the leg from having a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine right at the nerve root and if so is the reversible ?
Yes: Chronic sciatica can cause not only numbess but also weakness and with time atrophy. Unfortunately, sometimes even with surgery to decompress the nerve, the weakness and atrophy may still persist. These type of findings may be a good indication for surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See details: The possible causes are many including issues such as sprains or congenital problems. If you are concerned have the problem evaluated and x rays done. ...Read more
What are the most effective ways to get a herniated disc back in place? I have a large herniated disc in the L4/L5 region.
I have a 32 degree curve of the spine due to scoliosis. Will going to a chiropractor help with the constant pain?
Going to start epidural injections in my back for the pain caused from a lumbar sprain. What is it like?
See below: These injections or not given for a lumbar strain. This usually responds with physical therapy. You may have some other disk pathology which this procedure has been recommended to you . These injections are usually given 1 to 2 weeks apart. There are usually administered by a orthopedic surgeon pain management anesthesiologist and administered with local anesthesia under flouro scopic guidance. Please review all the benefits risks and alternatives and complications associated with the procedure with the physician who is doing the procedure at least one week in advance prior to undertaking this procedure. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
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