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What is the definition or description of: lumbar spine stenosis?

What is the definition or description of: lumbar spine stenosis?

Lumbar stenosis: This is an abnormal narrowing of the lumbar spine that can lead to numerous nerve problems below the narrowed area. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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What is the treatment for lumbar spine stenosis?

Decompression: Posterior decompression laminectomy facetectomy foramenotomy other names removal of constrictive bone ligament surgically or epidural steroid injections can provide diagnostic clarity and probably temporary relief. ...Read more

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Managing Spinal Stenosis (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs for relief
Daily
Get an Xray/MRI if not better in 6 weeks
Once
See a spine specialist if not better in 6 weeks
Once
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What is the definition or description of: lumbar spine stenosis?

Lumbar stenosis: This is an abnormal narrowing of the lumbar spine that can lead to numerous nerve problems below the narrowed area. ...Read more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

stretch the spine
daily
Low impact aerobics excercise
every other day
Take NSAIDS/Relaxants as needed
once
Maintain idealbody weight
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Whats lumbar spine stenosis?

Whats lumbar spine stenosis?

Decreased space: The spinal cord passes through a "tunnel" in the bone. With arthritis, disc bulging, and overgrowth of surrounding ligaments, the spine cord can be compressed. The compressions is called stenosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lumbar spine stenosis?

Decompression: Posterior decompression laminectomy facetectomy foramenotomy other names removal of constrictive bone ligament surgically or epidural steroid injections can provide diagnostic clarity and probably temporary relief. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any cure for lumbar spine stenosis other than surgery?

Can you tell me if there is any cure for lumbar spine stenosis other than surgery?

Not really: There are conservative treatment options including pt, chiropractic and epidural steroid injections. If the symptoms progress to the point of severely limiting your activities, then surgery is the definitive treatment. 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


Dr. Al Hegab
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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