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Doctor insights on: Natural Supplements For Spinal Stenosis

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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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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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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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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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Are there homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

Surely...: There are a number of remedies for spinal stenosis; but none are miracle cures! check with your primary care physician before starting any new treatments/supplements; you may also need a good orthopedist and some imaging studies(xray, mri, etc) to obtain a baseline for the degree of your 'stenosis'. Physical therapy can help as well. Best of luck! ...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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Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Correct-no: Spinal manipulation cannot correct the problem. However, chinese medicine, acupuncture, and diet changes can help improve symptoms and even reverse some of the damage over time. Research upper cervical chiropractic care as well as crainosacral therapy. As adjuncts they can help improve flow of spinal fluid and blood to the area. ...Read more

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What causes spinal stenosis?

What causes spinal stenosis?

Several things: Spinal stenosis can be congenital but is also acquired with aging, or trauma, by either arthritis, herniated discs or even vertebral collapse as people age, which can result in vertebra slipping across each other which can cause stenosis too. It is important to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation, or a orthopedist who specializes in the spine, for full evaluation and treatment, surgery is an option. ...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