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Is there a brace I can wear to fix my spinal stenosis?

Is there a brace I can wear to fix my spinal stenosis?

No: Braces do not change the narrowing. In the neck (cervical spine), a brace can reduce symptoms of stenosis (myelopathy) in mild cases and in those who are not candidates for surgery. In theory, a brace that flexes (bends the spine forward) the low back could reduce lumbar stenosis symptoms, but it would probably be uncomfortable to wear. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Is there a back brace I can buy online to help pain and weakness from Spinal Stenosis? I do exercises but find it hard to stand for long. Thanks

Spinal Stenosis: If your discomfort is truly from spinal stenosis, there is no medical therapy or brace that can help alleviate the pain other than bending forward or sitting down. ...Read more

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I am a obese 55 old woman handicapped with spinal stenosis. Latly I am having sharp and very painful pain in my thighs and it hurts when I am on my feet and especially when I wear shoes with heels what would you suggest to aleviate the pain?

I am a obese 55 old woman handicapped with spinal stenosis. Latly I am having sharp and very painful pain in my thighs and it hurts when I am on my feet and especially when I wear shoes with heels what would you suggest to aleviate the pain?

Lose weight & heels: Both actions should help symptoms depending on what reason you have for being handicapped. Heels force your back into extension which further narrows your spinal canal aggravating the stenosis present . Treatment ranges from medication, use of a cane, physical therapy and epidural steroid injections. If you need surgery, obesity increases the risks/ complications of surgery. ...Read more

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Who treats spinal stenosis?

Pain physicians also: In addition to dr. Frankel's answer, also consider talking to an interventional pain/spine physician. They have other minimally invasive options to treat spinal stenosis, such as the mild procedure. ...Read more

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What can help spinal stenosis?

Depends: Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first. Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion. ...Read more

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Does lsi treat spinal stenosis?

Not really: I assume by lsi, you are referring to lumbar spinal injections, also known as epidural steroid injections (esis). These can help temporarily treat some of the pain associated with spinal stenosis but are not a definitive treatment. Check out http://www.Mildprocedure.Com for some information on a new minimally invasive procedure for spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What does spinal stenosis affect?

Leads to pressure: On the the spinal cord (for cervical or thoracic spinal stenosis), and lead to pressure on nerves (in lumbar spinal stenosis). With decrease space where the nerves and spinal cord lives, they can start getting pressure, which leads to some variety of symptoms, depending on if the stenosis is localized in the cervical or lumbar spine, and how significant the stenosis is. See your spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Where does spinal stenosis occur?

All areas of spine: Spinal stenosis refers to a condition in which the bony canal protecting the spinal nerves becomes too small and starts pinching the nerves. It most commonly occurs in the neck and back causing either neck/back pain or arm/leg pain. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose spinal stenosis?

Evaluation : First, a clinical exam with a history taken to see if symptoms are consistent with spinal stenosis then most likely a MRI or ct would be indicated next to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

Spinal stenosis is medical condition in which openings where 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