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Can neural foraminal , and lumbar spinal stenosis, with ddd at l5-s1. And the stenosis is at l4-5,l5-s1, cause HIGH abn on CBC for WBC mono lymph gran?

Can neural foraminal , and lumbar spinal stenosis, with ddd at l5-s1. And the stenosis is at l4-5,l5-s1, cause HIGH abn on CBC for WBC mono lymph gran?

Ummm....: Let me see if I can translate your post into English: You have bony and disc abnormalities in your lumbar spine and also some hematological abnormalities. Is that the correct rendering? The two have nothing to do with each other. Did you ask the question of your doctor? (I recommend that in future you have a native speaker of English check your question before you post it.) ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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"Facet enlargement in the lower lumbar spine and multilevel degen disc narrowing.There is foraminal stenosis, greatest on the r side @ L4-L5" Meaning?

These findings are: all part of the spectrum of degenerative arthritis. The facets are small joints between the posterior parts of successive vertebral bodies. Foraminal stenosis means that the opening(foramen) that the nerve root exits the spinal canal through is narrowed, usually by degenerative disease, and may be pinching the nerve root, in your case the right L4 nerve root exiting the L4-L5 foramen. ...Read more

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Lumbar stenosis surgery safety?

Very safe: Most of these surgeries are done on an out patient basis w/ the patient returning to work w/in few days. These surgeries are done on a minimally invasive fashion w/ typically excellent results. ...Read more

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What is spondylitic foraminal stenosis?

What is spondylitic foraminal stenosis?

See below.: Spondylitic foraminal stenosis means that the foramina is being obstructed by a bone spur.Foraminas are the bone formation between ttwo vertebraes, they form a circle like space that is used by the nerve roots when the leave the spinal cord to go to the extrmities.Stenosis is the word used to demostrate a narrowing or stricture of a passage. ...Read more

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Should heat or ice be used for lumbar stenosis pain?

Stenosis: Is a problem with crowding. Heat expands tissues, cold contracts. Cold in theory would work except your skin won't let the cold penetrate deep into your spine where the problem is. ...Read more

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Is foraminal stenosis the same thing as spinal stenosis?

Is foraminal stenosis the same thing as spinal stenosis?

Sort of...: Spinal stenosis means there is decreased space available for the spinal sac & spinal nerves. This can be due to pressure from bulging discs, arthritic joints, thickening of the spinal ligaments, tumors, congential problems, etc. Foraminal stenosis is decreased space available for one of the individual nerves around the area that it exits off the main spinal canal (known as the neural foramen). ...Read more

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I have severe bilateral foraminal stenosis. Any chance it can make me disabled?

Unlikely: Foraminal stenosis is a chronic condition that can be very painful and is often treated without surgery. Decompression with surgery can be helpful. It is not as disabling as severe canal stenosis. ...Read more

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Please can constipation cause lumbar stenosis?

Please can constipation cause lumbar stenosis?

Not at all.: Narrowing of lumbar spine/ stenosis is usually from degeneration or arthritis of the spine related to aging. Ask your dr for the cause of your constipation. U may need a colonoscopy if it persists. Best wishes! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=84876 http://www.Ehow.Com/how_4621539_treat-constipation-natural-remedies.Html. ...Read more

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Is lumbar and spinal stenosis considered very serious?

Is lumbar and spinal stenosis considered very serious?

Common problem: Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common problem especially for those older than 50. It can be managed conservatively in many patients for years. If surgery becomes necessary, it can be planned on an elective basis. Check out spine-health.Com. ...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