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If I Have Spinal Stenosis Is It Safe To Get Pregnant
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
How often can I get epidural steroid injections? I have spinal stenosis and epidurals were working to control my pain for about six months per injection. My last one only really worked for about four months, but I was able to tolerate the pain until the s
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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
Have spinal stenosis when I sit get burning feeling in upper thighs (front), feet and in groin area. Better when I stand. Could it be the stenosis?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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