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What is the best treatment for spinal stenosis for a male?

See below: Medicines to relieve pain and inflammation. Exercise, to maintain or achieve overall good health. Weight loss, to relieve symptoms and slow progression of the stenosis. Physical therapy lumbar epidural steroid injections lumbar decompressive laminectomy. ...Read more

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


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What are the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for spinal stenosis?

What are the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for spinal stenosis?

It depends: These arethe result after 8 years follow up for patients have the sugery.There were 68% excellent and good, 22% fair and 10% poor results. Back pain was relieved in 91% of the patients. Leg pain was relieved in 76% of the patients. Numbness was relieved in 87% of the patients. Five patients had re-operations. ...Read more

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Treatment for spinal stenosis?

Treatment for spinal stenosis?

None to surgery : Up to 20% of the population will have stenosis by imaging studies by age 60. A lot have little to minimal symptoms. Treatment can include: medication, exercise/physical therapy, zero degree lordosis brace, epidural steroid injections & if all treatment fails & symptoms warrant it, surgery in terms of decompressing the neural elements by a laminectomy in the lower back & several options in neck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for spinal stenosis (besides laminectomy)?

What is the best treatment for spinal stenosis (besides laminectomy)?

The one for you: Not all spinal stenosis patients need treatment. It is based on the degree of symptoms & how much they interfere with your life. Some just modify their activities or take over the counter medication. Some do physical therapy & then exercise. Some undergo epidural steroid injections & use perscription medication. Some may benefit from an x-stop procedure, a minimally invasive technique ...Read more

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Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Common problem: For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial. A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. Check out spinehealth .Com. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis?

What is the treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Several: Treatment can range from none if little or no symptoms to exercise, activity modification, physical therapy followed by home exercise, medication, epidural steroid injections and if no improvement and symptoms warrant it and you are medically stable, surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cervical spinal stenosis? Is it medicine can cure?

What is the best treatment for cervical spinal stenosis? Is it medicine can cure?

Depends : No best care. Response to different therapies varies. See a neurosurgeon to determine if surgery is indicated. Conservative treatment include pain pills, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy and laser surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options and general advice for lumbar and spinal stenosis?

What are the treatment options and general advice for lumbar and spinal stenosis?

Injection & surgery: When spinal stenosis is moderate in degree responds nicely to exercise-particularly when there is instability and subluxation. When the stenosis is severe, an injection will give temporary relief, but surgery is the treatment of choice. This is an example of surgery allowing the patient to walk and subsequently, allowing the patient to restore vitality in his cardiovascular and cognitive function. ...Read more

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I found out recently that I have lumbar and spinal stenosis. What are my treatment options and what are some general advice for having those?

Stenosis: In laymen's terms, lumbar spinal stenosis refers to pinched nerves in the lumbar spine. Treatment options, in order, include physical therapy, medications, spinal injections, and surgery. Although daunting, surgery to alleviate the pinched nerves of stenosis can be very successful, if all other treatment options have failed. ...Read more

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See md in am for consultation on spinal stenosis. He will refer me to be treated. Pt has not helped. What are my best treatment options ?

See md in am for consultation on spinal stenosis.  He will refer me to be treated.  Pt has not helped.  What are my best  treatment options ?

This depends on : Several issues including how sympotomatic you are as well as if you have any neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease that may be contributing to your symptoms as well as your medical status such as obesity, smoking status, diabetes or arthritis involving the major joints of your legs. Medication, a 0 degree lordosis back support, epidural steroid injections and then surgery if indicated. ...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. Ana Adelstein
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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