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Is spinal stenosis common in patients with ms?

Is spinal stenosis common in patients with ms?

Not really: Patients may have both spinal stenosis and MS but there is no causative relationship between the two. In other words, MS does not predispose someone to have spinal stenosis. There occurences are purely coincidental. ...Read more

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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


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Is it unusual for someone in their mid-thirties to be diagnosed with spinal stenosis?

Is it unusual for someone in their mid-thirties to be diagnosed with spinal stenosis?

Not very unusual: Spinal Stenosis is a broad term. People in their thirties who have spinal stenosis usually have a disc herniation which is a different type of spinal stenosis than what older people have. ...Read more

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Orthopedist question: dizziness from cervical foraminal stenosis narrowing is typical of a problem with which vertebrae number(s)?

Orthopedist question: dizziness from cervical foraminal stenosis narrowing is typical of a problem with which vertebrae number(s)?

Not Usually Cervical: Cervical foraminal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. It doesn't typically cause dizziness. Cervical stenosis can cause unsteadiness but not typically dizziness or vertigo. ...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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3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?

3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?

Risks: If the spinal cord is being threatened or actually compressed, this could eventually result in damage called myelomalacia. The extent of the threat will determine whether surgery is probable. Need to discuss with a neurosurgeon, ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having severe cervical spinal stenosis myelopathy? There is almost no CSF around T3/T4&6 due to narrowing from the disks and steno

Increasing neurologi: Compression of the spinal cord can occur due to spinal stenosis. which will often cause pain in the back and or in the legs. This can further progress to muscle weakness, weaker legs and paralysis if not treated in time. You need to see a neurologist or a neurosurgeon to guide you in further managing this problem.. ...Read more

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What type of arthritis is associated with spinal stenosis?

What type of arthritis is associated with spinal stenosis?

Usually OA: Usually osteoarthritis they type cause by wear and tear and chronic tension. You could have stenosis and also have rheumatoid arthritis that should be evaluated some lab testing and referred to a rheumatologist to oversee treatment. ...Read more

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Which is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica?

Which is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica?

Generally this would: Not be associated with any sciatica unless there was an annular tear creating an acute inflammation causing irritation of a nerve root that contributes to the sciatic nerve leading to pain over its distribution into the leg with most resolving but can occasionally lead to a true disc herniation which 90% of the time improve without surgery. Regular exercise, keeping trim ; not smoking are key. ...Read more

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Redefining: In general, does a right sided moderate to severe cervical foraminal narrowing at C4-5 usually result in dizziness as a symtom?

Redefining: In general, does a right sided moderate to severe cervical foraminal narrowing at C4-5 usually result in dizziness as a symtom?

Should not: The nerves exiting C3-C4 supply shoulders, arms, hands, and parts of upper back and chest. Pain can cause dizziness by causing the Vagus nerve to be stimulated. Dizziness has a large variTion if causes. Key is to differentiate between vertigo-or spinning of room and no vertigo ...Read more

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Degenerative disc disease with bilateral neural foraminal narrowing with spinal canal narrowing and spinal cord impingement at L2-L3(9mm) with neurofibroma-will these conditions be treated without any surgry?

Degenerative disc disease with bilateral neural foraminal narrowing with spinal canal narrowing and spinal cord impingement at L2-L3(9mm) with neurofibroma-will these conditions be treated without any surgry?

Tricky: first, if there are signs of nerve damage (strength, sensation, changes in control of bowel or bladder) then surgery is indicated. Then.... 1-10% of the population has lumbar disk disease and surgery is not generally done and doesn't have that good of an effect when it is. Neurofibroma in spine complicates things. A Lot. It's a growing benign tumor and surgery might spread it. Radiation therapy. ...Read more

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How concerning is lumbar disk disease with myelopathy?

How concerning is lumbar disk disease with myelopathy?

Unusual: Most lumbar discs do not cause myelopathy because they occur below the level of the spinal cord. You may have both cervical and lumbar disc disease (or rarely thoracic) This could cause the combination of lumbar disc herniation and myelopathy. ...Read more

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Is may thurner syndrome common?Can it cause heart probs? Is there a high probability of needing stent in moderate focal stenosis L common iliac vein?

Is may thurner syndrome common?Can it cause heart probs? Is there a high probability of needing stent in moderate focal stenosis L common iliac vein?

May-Thurner sx: Hi, the prevalence of it is 20%, it's an anatomical variant in which the right common iliac artery overlies and compresses the left common iliac vein against the lumbar spine, therefore it increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis, the Anticoagulation alone is not enough in most cases and stent placement is needed. If the blood clot goes to the lung and goes untreated and it can cause right ...Read more

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Is there autoimmune disease that attacks ur spine? Spinal disease... Spine has degenerated extremely in past 6 ys, 7 spinal surgeries many more 2 com

Is there autoimmune disease that attacks ur spine? Spinal disease... Spine has degenerated extremely in past 6 ys, 7 spinal surgeries  many more 2 com

There are: Seronegative spondyloarthropathies can attack the spine; however they do not cause degenerative disk disease which is what it sounds like you have diagnosed with. Imaging is able to distinguish between the two. Talk to your doctor to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs. Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?

I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs.  Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?

Disks do not need-: -anything unless U have symptoms that mirror Ur MRI findings. Then U should consult a fellowship trained spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for lumbar stenosis with bulging discs at l4/l5 and l3/l4 with spinal cord effacement and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.

What is the prognosis for lumbar stenosis with bulging discs at l4/l5 and l3/l4 with spinal cord effacement and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.

Mixed: Facet hypertrophy is a common change as people age; the amount of joint enlargement is more important than the fact that it is present. Stenosis is an issue if it is symptomatic. Weight control and exercise can help. Surgery can help in cases that don't respond to other treatment. The spinal cord usually ends at l1-2, so if it truly goes down to l5, there are other issues that need to be addressed. ...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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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more