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Is there a cure for spinal stenosis? How do you slow down the progression

Is there a cure for spinal stenosis? How do you slow down the progression

Relieve compression: Surgical intervention to relieve pressure on the spinal cord usually can help. Non surgical options including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, weight loss, physical therapy can also assist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the 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 does it mean to have advanced spinal stenosis?

What does it mean to have advanced spinal stenosis?

Depends: They, the person completing the dictation on your imaging study might be referring to "advanced" in comparison to your age.
Alternatively, it might also mean that your stenosis (narrowing of the signal canal) is severe. ...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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Could advanced cervical spinal stenosis cause vagus nerve damage?

Could advanced cervical spinal stenosis cause vagus nerve damage?

Vagus nerve / spine: Spinal stenosis should not affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is safely outside of the spinal canal. In spinal stenosis, it is the spinal canal that becomes narrowed. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Yes: Left alone, you can develop weakness, pain and or numbness.
Decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) can help. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis injure other body parts?

Not usually but: Not in the lumbar spine except in severe, long standing cases or in people with an underlying neuropathy, there can be muscle wasting or atrophy or even permanent nerve changes leading to continued, numbness, tingling &/or weakness. In the neck, it can also injure the spinal cord permanently and this can happen in the thoracic or chest level as well. ...Read more

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How common is spinal stenosis at 22 years old?

Spinal stenosis: At the age of 22 years spinal stenosis is quite uncommon, in fact somewhat rare. I would be concern about other causes such as a bone disorder that might have led to this finding. ...Read more

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Can you still work? When you have spinal stenosis?

Can you still work? When you have spinal stenosis?

Yes: Most people can especially if the job does not require prolonged standing and walking. Not all people with spinal stenosis have symptoms and a lot have minimal symptoms or are controlled with treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on severe spinal stenosis?

Where?: Good studies show that the safest and most cost effective even in the neck is with the lysis of adhesion technique
using contrast hyaluronidase, local and steroid followed bt Hypertonic Saline x3
in the lumbar area caudal and transforaminal catheter placement at the most effected area. Doing the same
epidural steroids work for a couple of weeks the above lysis technique for much longer. ...Read more

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Can severe spinal stenosis cut off your spinal colum?

Can severe spinal stenosis cut off your spinal colum?

Spinal stenosis: Severe spinal stenosis can cause pain, sciatica symptoms. I don't think it can cut off your spinal column or block the spinal fluid that causes severe headaches. ...Read more

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Will? Spinal manulipation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Will? Spinal manulipation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

No: No, it will not alter the spinal canal's size which has become too small for the neural elements which are compressed. In a severe case of spinal stenosis, manipulation has a chance of aggravating the symptoms unless it is gentle traction which may help foraminal stenosis -the region where nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a work injury to result in spinal stenosis?

Is it possible for a work injury to result in spinal stenosis?

It's unlikely: Spinal stenosis can be congenital (with you from birth) or acquired after years of arthritis build up around where the nerves travel. For a work injury to cause that would take both a significant injury and years of time for the problem to develop. ...Read more

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Can diet affect my spinal stenosis?

Can diet affect my spinal stenosis?

Not really: Diet can affect a lot of things, but once you already have stenosis, diet has little or no effect with the exception that carrying extra body weight can certainly make it more symptomatic. ...Read more

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How should I treat back spinal stenosis?

Decompression: Spinal stenosis only matters if it is severe enough to compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. If there is no spinal cord or nerve root compression, then the stenosis is irrelevant. There are open and minimally invasive ways to decompress the spinal canal. Be sure to go to someone like me who is trained and experienced in every spinal procedure for stenosis, not just a subset of them. ...Read more

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Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Maybe if muscles hur: Work with a good physical therapist. Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hands-on osteopathic physician who does omt (omm) is key for maintaining function in a chronic situation. Finally since this is really arthritis in the spine, and has an inflammatory component, eat an anti-inflammatory diet and herbs (find online). ...Read more

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Can congenital spinal stenosis be fixed?

Can congenital spinal stenosis be fixed?

Yes: Congenital stenosis may not cause any symptoms, may respond it terms of symptom relief to epidural steroids and can only be structurally fixed by surgery, typically laminectomy. ...Read more

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Does only surgery help ls spinal stenosis?

No: No, there are many good non operative treatments available. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis and ddd pain. Help!?

I have spinal stenosis and ddd pain. Help!?

Depends: Depends on how severe the stenosis is. If moderate to severe, and you have failed conservative treatments such as pain management and physical therapy, you may want to discuss your options with a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfuction?

Can spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfuction?

Yes: Any compromise of the spinal cord can affect the nerves responsible for erections. ...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


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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