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If I have spinal stenosis is it safe to get pregnant?

If I have spinal stenosis is it safe to get pregnant?

Yes: Since back discomfort is common in the later stages of pregnancy, expect any symptoms to be accentuated if there are pre-existing back problems before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I think I have spinal stenosis. What is the best way for me to get a diagnosis?

I think I have spinal stenosis. What is the best way for me to get a diagnosis?

See your doctor: Spinal stenosis is made by appropriate history and physical exam. If these warrant it, an MRI or ct myelogram will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis, joint facet disease, and degenerated disc disease. Can I get SSD or SSI for my condition?

I have spinal stenosis, joint facet disease, and degenerated disc disease. Can I get SSD or SSI for my condition?

Varies: There are multiple factors beyond just the physical condition you have including your age, the educational level you have achieved as well as your specific occupation that you do. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical spinal stenosis from a fall?

Yes, sort of: If you fractured or dislocated your spine or caused a disc to herniate, then yes. These would likely require severe trauma. Otherwise, if MRI or ct shows congenital (from birth) or acquired (degenerative) stenosis, this is not trauma or fall related. Not to say a fall in the presence of stenosis couldn't cause the onset of symptoms or even (rare) paralysis. ...Read more

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Is flying with spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease considered safe?

Yes: Flying should be safe with these conditions. The main thing while flying, if you are having pain in particular, is to get out of the seat, walk around the plane, and do some stretching. ...Read more

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Can someone get disability for spinal stenosis if married?

Married v stenosis: Spinal stenosis is found in 20% of the population by age 60. For this diagnosis in the lumbar spine alone, it would be very unusual to get disability for it unless your occupation required prolonged standing or walking and you had a private policy just for your own occupation. If it involves the cervical spine & it is causing a myleopathy then it is possible. ...Read more

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Could spinal stenosis get so bad you can't bend without extreme pain?

Could spinal stenosis get so bad you can't bend without extreme pain?

No: Spinal stenosis actully improve with bending forward if the pain is on bending is suggests other etiologies for your pain possibly muscular. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? For ddd and spinal stenosis 2 mounts injury what to do u?

Please can I get some advice? For ddd and spinal stenosis 2 mounts injury what to do u?

First DDD & spinal: Stenosis are typically age related changes but there can be genetic predispositions for this as well as environmental factors such as smoking. Back injuries do not cause this from 2 months ago but they may play a role in your symptoms persisting so get evaluated by a spine specialist as to the correct diagnosis & treatment recommendations / options. ...Read more

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What is the difference between spinal stenosis and central canal stenosis and which is more serious. How debilitating will it get already pain daily?

Interchangeable: Many radiologists use the terms interchangeably. In the mild range there is little correlation between imaging findings and symptoms with factors like fitness, overuse, posture, and muscle spasm have a large impact. Get strong, keep moving, work on posture! ...Read more

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My brother has spinal stenosis can he get zoledronic acid reclast injection?

Spinal stenosis: Zolendronic acid is a drug used for osteoporosis or thinning of the bones. It will not work for spinal stenosis. I recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can one get permanent disability for spinal stenosis?

Can one get permanent disability for spinal stenosis?

Yes: One can have such a degree of spinal stenosis such that they would be disabled. There may be surgical correction to rid one of the disability. I would hope you are looking at the positive side of this and to remain not disabled. ...Read more

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I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity I get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity I get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

Not really: Headaches are not common with myelomalacia but can happen. Lying flat to relieve them sounds more leak a spinal fluid headache. Make sure you don't have something else going on. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Difference between herniated discs, nerve compression, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. I get various diagnosis?

Difference between herniated discs, nerve compression, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. I get various diagnosis?

It may be that you: Have them all as everyone ages so by 49 as a male, there are degenerative or arthritis changes in the spine termed spondylosis. By age 60, 20% have some narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal. Disc herniation can lead to it too all resulting in nerve compression which can cause arm/leg symptoms termed a radiculopathy or in leg also known as a sciatica. ...Read more

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I am 54 and I have a spinal stenosis of 5mm. It is becoming more difficult to use the right leg. I get cramps, major weakness, hip goes out and can hardly walk. What shouldi do?

I am 54 and I have a spinal stenosis of 5mm. It is becoming more difficult to use the right leg. I get cramps, major weakness, hip goes out and can hardly walk. What shouldi do?

Stenosis: Unfortunately, medications, manipulation and therapy may improve symptoms, however the pathology will continue to worsen. If you are having neurologic issues of weakness etc, you should be seen by a neurosurgeon or orthopedist with spinal training for eval before things worsen. ...Read more

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I have lumbar spinal stenosis, but now I get pain in my upper left thigh and it travels down my leg. Is this from lss? No swelling or lumps.

I have lumbar spinal stenosis, but now I get pain in my upper left thigh and it travels down my leg. Is this from lss? No swelling or lumps.

Possibly: Spinal stenosis can cause your symptoms especially if you also have a bulging disc at that level. Epidural steroid injections and/or treatment with some medications may improve your pain. I would suggest consulting a pain management physician. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis and am a bit overweight, can you tell me some easy excersises I can do that won't kill my back.

I have spinal stenosis and am a bit overweight, can you tell me some easy excersises I can do that won't kill my back.

See below: Probably the best would be pool aerobics; the water supports your weight & there's minimal impact on ankles, knees, hips, back. Provides excellent work-out so lose lbs (as long as u eat sensibly too) & is fun & sociable. Advise instructor of your back problem so s/he can advise u of any movements to avoid. Have fun. ...Read more

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How can I prepare my body (I'm 68) for a long 9 hour flight and 15 days of walking tours when I have Spinal stenosis. When I overdo walking, I suffer?

How can I prepare my body (I'm 68) for a long 9 hour flight and 15 days of walking tours when I have Spinal stenosis. When I overdo walking, I suffer?

Spinal stenosis: That is a difficult task. Lumbar spinal stenosis causes back and leg pain with walking (neurogenic claudication). Fortunately most walking tours have frequent stops to discuss what you are viewing. Take a cane that folds out into a small stool so you can sit and flex your back to decompress the pinched nerves. Do stretches in the morning and evening. Add ice to the back at night. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis; can this be inherited by my kids?

I have spinal stenosis; can this be inherited by my kids?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but there are syndromes that are associated with smaller than average spinal canals that have a genetic basis. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis and ddd pain. Help!?

I have spinal stenosis and ddd pain. Help!?

Depends: Depends on how severe the stenosis is. If moderate to severe, and you have failed conservative treatments such as pain management and physical therapy, you may want to discuss your options with a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Was getting a nerve block today and dr and nurse were saying something was really small now I have spinal stenosis and was wondering what they meant?

Was getting a nerve block today and dr and nurse were saying something was really small now I have spinal stenosis and was wondering what they meant?

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis implies that your spinal canal, where the cord resides, is very narrow. This could lead to neurological problem. Let's hope not in your case. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis but FOR some reason the pain is not bad after the shot however I thought I was healed and tried to work the way I used to for?

I have spinal stenosis but FOR some reason the pain is not bad after the shot however I thought I was healed and tried to work the way I used to for?

I'm confused!: I think your question got cut off. Ask again, & clarify, please. There's a 150 character limit for questions. If you got a steroid shot for your pain, and you felt better, it does not necessarily mean you are "healed" and can go back to usual activities right away. If you had stopped normal activities for over a week before, then you will have lost conditioning, and will have to increase slowly ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis have spinal stenosis and they want to put me on nerve meds and seem to not want to give me my dilauded I have been taking. What should I do?

Lysis of adhesions: You can have short term help but if the diagnosis is correct the condition takes a long time to develop you need to widen the narrowed spinal segment and can be done by fluid dissection and give long time functional recovery. Te alternative is surgery but it does not necessarily help back pain and takes longer to recover not to mention cost.
Epidural steroids work but short time and do not solve. ...Read more

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Can you help please? I have spinal stenosis. Dystonia and Fibromyalgia. I can't hardly walk but it's being suggested by a respite care home I walk.

Can you help please? I have spinal stenosis. Dystonia and Fibromyalgia. I can't hardly walk but it's being suggested by a respite care home I walk.

Which is causing thi: Which of these diagnoses are responsible for your inability to walk. Your medical team will need to help you decide and then the treatment can be directed. Lumbar stenosis can be treated with epidural steroid injection and physical therapte y and the others with this with physical therapy.We don'y know your age andam uncertain what a repite care home is ...Read more

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What are exercises I can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?

What are exercises I can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?

Several: Weight bearing exercise will increase your bone mass. Since you have stenosis exercises with you sitting or flexed would be comfortable like a bike or on a treadmill with an incline. Yoga and pilates for core stabilization as well. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis and I am having bi lateral hamstring tightness/pain. What levels can contribute to these symptoms?

L4-S1: It's usually L5 &/or s1 nerve roots although hamstring tightness could be due to pars fracture as well. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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


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