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Can liquid glucosamine supplements like flexicose and synflex help with spinal stenosis?

Can liquid glucosamine supplements like flexicose and synflex help with spinal stenosis?

No: These substance studied for knee and hip barely beat placebo for arthritis pain in those two joints your nerves need more not more cartilage i dont see how it could help. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Do liquid glucosamine supplements? Help with spinal stenosis?

Do liquid glucosamine supplements? Help with spinal stenosis?

No evidence for this: Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain (facet joint arthritis in spine); studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; there is no evidence that they help w/ spinal stenosis; see a spine specialist for treatment recs. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine & chondroitin supplements effective for elderly people who suffers from spinal stenosis? And for runners?

Are glucosamine & chondroitin supplements effective for elderly people who suffers from spinal stenosis? And for runners?

Minimal benefits!: Do not expect a miracle. Minor benefits may occur, but go with conventional therapy. But the only downside is a modest increase in blood sugar with these supplements! the spinal stenosis is mechanical and will not be improved! ...Read more

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How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

It is not known yet: The best dose of glucosamine is not known. Most research studies have used doses of 1, 200 to 1, 500 mg per day, usually in two or three separate doses. Because supplement manufacture is more loosely regulated than drug manufacture and producers voluntarily follow good manufacturing practices, purchase glucosamine from a reputable supplier. ...Read more

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Should I take glucosamine supplement for bone injuries like, stress changes to the bone?

Should I take glucosamine supplement for bone injuries like, stress changes to the bone?

Not really for bone: Glucosamine is a component of joint cartilage and some studies have shown natural anti-inflammatory effects and lessened joint pains due to this and other supplements. It may even have some healing effects for cartilage injury. Stress injuries to the bone and decreased bone density have more to do with bone mineralization (calcium and phosphate) and wouldn't be affected directly by glucosamine. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 2 son has hemophilia a n b, can I give them supplement such as glucosamine.?

Should i be concerned if my 2 son has hemophilia a n b, can I give them supplement such as glucosamine.?

Should not affect: Should not affect, but many unknown effects with supplements and they often contain other than what is represented on the label - so monitor. ...Read more

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I have ostioauthritis in one hip and bercitis in the other. How many calcium and glucosamine supplements should I take daily?

I have ostioauthritis in one hip and bercitis in the other. How many calcium and glucosamine supplements should I take daily?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine may help with the osteoarthritis pain at a dose of 1500 mg daily. The calcium will not help with either the bursitis or osteoarthritis. You need to discuss the need for supplements of calcium with your doctor. It is to prevent bone loss and the amount you need to take as a supplement depends upon your diet. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glucosamine supplements?

What are the side effects of glucosamine supplements?

Allergic to shell: Fish, that medecine made from shell fish.There is some evidence suggesting that glucosamine, in doses used to treat osteoarthritis, may worsen blood sugar, insulin, and/or hemoglobin A1c (a test that measures how well blood sugar has been controlled during the previous three months) levels in people with diabetes or Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Why is the medical community disapproving of glucosamine chondroitin supplements?

Why is the medical community disapproving of glucosamine chondroitin supplements?

Lack of evidence: There is no hard conclusive evidence that they work. Anecdotes do not count. However, if the diagnosis is osteoarthritis, especially of the knee or shoulder, i usually have patients give glucosamine a three month trial as glucosamine is very safe (unless shellfish allergy). If it does work, it works within three months. Less problems than with prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some creative natural foods to help alleviate or even reverse spinal stenosis? I already know about glucosamine, omega 3s, etc.

Can you please tell me some creative natural foods to help alleviate or even reverse spinal stenosis? I already know about glucosamine, omega 3s, etc.

Supplements: Depending on the cause of your spinal stenosis there may not be foods that can reverse this. However foods with turmeric or curcumin are natural anti-inflammatories that may alleviate some of your pain. ...Read more

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Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

Possibly: Some patients believe it is helpful for joint pain. Clinical studies have not shown significant benefit. In my practice I have seen patient's get relief in their knees and hips. If you want to use it, it must be taken regularly and possibly up to three months to be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more