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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
28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?
Spinal stenosis: The answer is no - spinal stenosis is a disease that occurs with aging, most commonly in the sixth and seventh decades of life. But having said that spinal stenosis can occur in a younger person, a problem likely that has been present since birth. The concern would be if this stenosis is causing pain or weakness problems then one might need to consider surgical solutions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 46 years old. I have ra, lupus, spinal stenosis and a collapsed disc. I am afraid of both getting and not getting afusion done. What are its pros and cons?
You are a high risk : Patient for surgery in terms of wound healing issues, infection and fusion success. That does not mean surgery should not be done if truly indicated and needed understanding this risk. You should get a second opinion and make sure you have exhausted all non op options and discuss various surgical options to minimize risk and increase success rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
I 68 years old with cervical spinal stenosis having frequent lower skull pain and muscle spasms in shoulders. The past few days some dizziness.
C. Spine: You need appointment with Orthopedic surgeon to review. ...Read more
My cervical spine has lots of problems like spinal stenosis.. Coukd that cause pain in the upper back on right? Pain present one year
Diagnosis sever spinal stenosis..Had lamenectomy last year on ruptured L5 after loss of bladder control. Could it be related?
Could be: Severe lumbar spinal stenosis (occuring from large herniated discs, & other compressive pathologies), could result in compression of the nerve roots below the level of your spinal cord -- called your cauda equina. This could then result in bladder/bowel dysfunction. Your surgeon likely did the laminectomy to relieve the compression of your cauda equina so as to prevent the problem from worsening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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