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I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia.  With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain.  My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

Coronary arteries ?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...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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What can be done for spinal cervical stenosis?

What can be done for spinal cervical stenosis?

Many things: Depending on the severity, stenosis of the cervical spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery. ...Read more

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What is meant by cervical spinal stenosis?

What is meant by cervical spinal stenosis?

Narrowing: In its most simple term, stenosis refers to narrowing, while cervical refers to the neck region. So, cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column in the neck. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical spinal stenosis from a fall?

Yes, sort of: If you fractured or dislocated your spine or caused a disc to herniate, then yes. These would likely require severe trauma. Otherwise, if MRI or ct shows congenital (from birth) or acquired (degenerative) stenosis, this is not trauma or fall related. Not to say a fall in the presence of stenosis couldn't cause the onset of symptoms or even (rare) paralysis. ...Read more

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Can cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Can cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Yes: Congenital spinal stenosis means that the spinal canal has a narrow diameter because you're born that way. Cervical degenerative spine disease can also lead to stenosis. A fall can result in a herniation or slipped disc and result in spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cervical spinal stenosis?

What does it mean to have cervical spinal stenosis?

Narrowing: Stenosis can be central, narrowing of the canal formed by the bony arch of the vertebrae that the spinal cord hangs in. Or it can be narrowing of the openings to the sides that the spinal nerves exit between the vertebrae. This can be caused by hypertrophy or thickening of the bony parts or the ligament along the back of the vertebral bodies or the discs pushing into the spaces or a combination. ...Read more

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What exercises are good for cervical spinal stenosis?

What exercises are good for cervical spinal stenosis?

There is not a : Specific set of exercises for this other than general stretching, cardiovascular and strengthening programs to be in good general shape. ...Read more

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Could a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Could a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

No: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis takes years to develop, usually not from an event such as a fall. That being said, a person with pre-existing spinal stenosis of cervical spine can sustain central cord syndrome/contusion from the fall, become very symptomatic. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Could it happen such that a cervical spinal stenosis be caused by a fall?

Cervical stenosis: ...Hmm, only if it caused a severe sudden disc herniation or perhaps a fracture, otherwise stenosis is a process of gradual degeneration and not an acute disease. What can happen is that stenosis symptoms suddenly worsen due to alittle instability that occurred during the fall, and tight nerves were suddenly squeezed some more, and that gave you the symptoms... Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I help prevent cervical spinal stenosis?

How can I help prevent cervical spinal stenosis?

You can't: The size of the canal is inherited. The secondary degenerative leading to further narrowing is also linked to genetics. You may be able to reduce this by healthy living (regular exercise, no tobacco use, etc), but overall you have little influence on this condition. ...Read more

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When is it time to have surgery with Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

When is it time to have surgery with Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

Easy question: It's YOUR call. The best way to handle this (surgery for low back/sciatica pain works the same) is to keep following conservative measures (meds, aquatherapy/PT, thermal therapy, etc.) until as Popeye says, "I caint takes it no more!" Pain, numbness/tingling will drive you to the point where you'll be PLEADING for the surgeon. Then, it's time. Weakness/atrophy in Upper Extremities? - Do it NOW. ...Read more

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Is having a cervical spinal stenosis a valid reason to apply for disability?

Is having a cervical spinal stenosis a valid reason to apply for disability?

Depends: Cervical spinal stenosis can be a valid reason to apply for disability if it is severe and causes disabling symptoms--like severe pain or weakness of the arms. The validity of it being a disabling diagnosis is stronger if all treatment options have been tried and failed. ...Read more

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Is tightness associated with cervical spinal stenosis?

Perhaps: If by tightness you mean the muscles of your arms or legs tighten on their own, there may be increased muscle tone, and that can be a sign of myelopathy, a condition associated with cervical canal stenosis. ...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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Is a laminectomy or minimally invasive foramenectomy w/o fusion better for mixed foraminal and spinal cervical stenosis?

Ask your surgeon(s): They'll review your imaging with you and discuss your options. But before further surgeries, you mention physical therapy and cymbalta, (duloxetine) but there may be other non-surgical options including other medications, pain psychology and interventional pain procedures that may be helpful for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity i get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

I have cervical spinal stenosis and mylomalacia. Always after a few hrs of activity i get headaches and have to lay flat. Is this common.

Not really: Headaches are not common with myelomalacia but can happen. Lying flat to relieve them sounds more leak a spinal fluid headache. Make sure you dont have something else going on. ...Read more

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Can a rearend car accident cause cervical spinal stenosis and hyperextention of the neck?

Can a rearend car accident cause cervical spinal stenosis and hyperextention of the neck?

yes : If the force of your motor vehicle accident was sufficient to displace an intervertebral disc in your cervical spine, this may cause stenosis. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...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