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What is lumbar spinal stenosis?

What is lumbar spinal stenosis?

Narrow spinal canal : There is a canal surrounded by a membrane that goes through the middle of the vertebrae. The spinal cord sits inside the canal surrounded by fluid. If a disc is bulging or ruptured/herniated toward the rear, this may cause pressure on the canal and it is narrowed. This may put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves within the canal causing local pain or neurologic symptoms from nerve compression. ...Read more

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Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Surgery: Spinal stenosis is the condition where the canal which the nerves and spinal cord travels gets narrow. This can be congenital or progressive due to arthritis. Rare causes for stenosis are infection and tumor. To cure it you need surgery. But if you have stenosis due to arthritis it can be treated with medications, therapy and injections. If those don't work, surgery may be the best option. ...Read more

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Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Somewhat: There are a multitude of treatments for spinal stenosis which to some extent can "cure" the symptoms of spinal stenosis to variable degrees. For example, an epidural steroid injection can sometimes cure the symptoms of spinal stenosis for a long time, sometimes well over a year at a time. But with any treatment, the symptoms can return, even if surgery is done symptoms can return. ...Read more

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Is spinal cord stenosis treatable?

Yes: Treatable yes....Curable possibly. See a spine orthopedist. ...Read more

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How does central lumbar canal stenosis differ from spinal stenosis?

How does central lumbar canal stenosis differ from spinal stenosis?

Specific vs general: Spinal stenosis is not specific to region (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar). Spinal stenosis of lumbar spine is lumbar spinal stenosis. Central stenosis means the dural sac is compressed. This is as opposed to foraminal or lateral stenosis which usually affects the nerve roots. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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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Please explain.Spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis, inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex formation, uncovertebral?

Please explain.Spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis, inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex  formation, uncovertebral?

Cervical narrowing: Age appropriate changes of a settling cervical spine causing bone spurs and crowding of nerves in neck may cause arm pain and numbess in fingers small and ring with or without neck pain. ...Read more

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Difference between herniated discs, nerve compression, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. I get various diagnosis?

Difference between herniated discs, nerve compression, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. I get various diagnosis?

It may be that you : Have them all as everyone ages so by 49 as a male, there are degenerative or arthritis changes in the spine termed spondylosis. By age 60, 20% have some narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal. Disc herniation can lead to it too all resulting in nerve compression which can cause arm/leg symptoms termed a radiculopathy or in leg also known as a sciatica. ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling, weakeakness bil. arms and hands. Spinal cord edema. MRI showed stenosis c4-6. MD stated spinal cord edema to severe for just steno?

Spinal cord edema: Spinal cord edema is never normal is is most certainly the cause of your symptoms. The most common cause is cervical spinal stenosis. However if your MD does not think it is the cause, it is important to eliminate other reasons like infections, tumors, and even multiple sclerosis, depending on you age and other risk factors. ...Read more

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Is spinal stenosis inherited?

Is spinal stenosis inherited?

Not really: Spinal stenosis can be caused by many things. But as long as the canal is narrowed, by a variety of things, we call it stenosis. Congenital stenosis means you were born with a narrow canal. Other common causes of stenosis would be arthritis that causes bone and tissue to occupy the canal and make it narrow. Other less common forms of stenosis would tumor and infection. ...Read more

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What can end my lumbar spinal stenosis?

Only surgery: If truly indicated, surgery can open up the spinal canal fixing the stenosis. There is a chance, over time, that ongoing degenerative changes can lead to a recurrence. ...Read more

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Can a disc bulge w/ spinal stenosis cause erectile dysfunction?

Can a disc bulge w/ spinal stenosis cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes: Though there are many causes of ed and many, if not most, pts with ed have a combination of physical and/or psychological factors as the basis for ed, there is no question that lumbar disc disease or lumbar spinal stenosis can not only cause or contribute to erection problems but can also affect normal bowel and bladder function as well depending on the location and severity of nerve involvement. ...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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What causes spinal stenosis?

Born with or develop: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal leading to compression of nerve tissue. You can be born with it or you can develop it with age related or degenerative changes or acquire it through deformities/instabilities or with disc herniations, synovial cysts or after some spine fractures. ...Read more

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My MRI results show lumbar djd with moderate neural foraminal stenosis. Is neural foraminal stenosis another name for radiculopathy?

No: stenosis means Narrowing, and in this care the foramens or window where the nerves exit are narrowed. If narrowed enough, they may construct the nerve which could lead to radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Can lupus attack the spinal cord?

Can lupus attack the spinal cord?

Yes: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an auto-immune disorder (antibodies attack the body's own connective tissue in multiple organs). It can be anything from a very mild disorder to one which affects the kidneys, skin, joints, linings of heart or lungs, heart, etc. And yes, the central or peripheral nervous system, including spinal cord. There are many different neurologic manifestations of lupus. ...Read more

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Can lumbar spinal stenosis be cured?

Yes: If a proper work up has been done and all conservative measures have failed in a symptomatic patient, then surgery can provide definative treatment. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Mrireport l4l5disc bulge bilatral lumberlordosis lost spondylosis deformanswithdddwith cauda equina compression and bilateral compresive radiculopathy?

Mrireport l4l5disc bulge bilatral lumberlordosis lost spondylosis deformanswithdddwith cauda equina compression and bilateral compresive radiculopathy?

MRI report: This means you have some spinal arthritis with some nerve compression (lateral compression) and some central compression of the caudal equine (where other defending nerves travel). There is also loss of the normal lumbar lordosis curve which may signify back spasm. This can only be interpreted based on your symptoms and neurological exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is spinal manipulation safe?

Is spinal manipulation safe?

Most of the time: yes, safe. Make sure that your chiropractor is a qualified person. If you have any question about this procedure, clear first with your orthopedic surgeon. Chiropractors are held to a standard different from physicians. ...Read more

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What is a spinal tear in a child?

What is a spinal tear in a child?

Spinal cord rupture: A spinal cord tear usually occurs when excessive tractioin is put on the fetal head at time time of delivery, in a situation of shoulder dystocia. Tears then may occur at the cervical and upper thoracic cord. ...Read more

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How to stop spinal cored spasums?

How to stop spinal cored spasums?

Back pain/ spasm: You had back surgery for what reason? For herniated disc, spinal stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis or scoliosis! for spasm there are muscle relaxants along with analgesics. You may want to see a pain specialist who can tailor the meds according to your condition. Please see back pain http:// doctorrajput.Com. ...Read more

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Do they do spinal taps now? For what?

Do they do spinal taps now? For what?

Yes: There are many reasons for a spinal tap or lumbar puncture. Meningitis, spinal cancers, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a spinal last?

Usually 6 hours.: It can vary with the individual, but that's about the average. ...Read more

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I have hard question about spinal shock :(?

I have hard question about spinal shock :(?

Go ahead & try us !: Please submit a clear & specific question about spinal shock. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can it feel to be put on a spinal board?

Hard: A spine board is hard, not padded and doesn't flex. Line down on a wood floor and you'll know. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of botched spinal fusions?

What are the main causes of botched spinal fusions?

Usually the wrong : Patient being operated on for the wrong diagnosis by the wrong surgeon. Fusion surgery has very select criteria and best outcomes also with non smokers , non diabetics, not obese patients and with no bone density loss in good medical condition with reasonable expectations. Even the type of fusion may affect outcome. ...Read more

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Spinal injections not working, what's the next step?

This question: Should be brought up to the physician who examined you, knows you and has a plan if spinal injections fail. Surgery or spinal cord stimulation maybe indicated if you fail most conservative and interventional treatments. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden spinal curve over a years time?

What can cause a sudden spinal curve over a years time?

Scoliosis: You are still in the age range to develop scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Make an appointment with your doctor. He/she can do an assessment in their office. If needed,they can order a special x-ray of your spine to look for and evaluate the degree of curvature and refer you to an orthopedic doctor that treats scoliosis. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a spinal and where do they give it?

Anyone know what is a spinal and where do they give it?

An injection: Usually given down low in the back, below the spinal cord. Not to be confused with epidural injections. Could be a spinal tap to take fluid out or injection for putting a drug in. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it be before we can fix broken spinal cords?

Spinal cord injury: That is a difficult question to quickly answer. There are -and have been many- promising technologies from the laboratory, however converting those studies to mankind is very complicated. Despite enthusiasm, results in human trials have been disappointing to many, although progress has been made. 'fixing' broken spinal cords is probably 2-3 decades away... Sorry! ...Read more

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What medical procedures can be done for someone with three smashed spinal discs?

What medical procedures can be done for someone with three smashed spinal discs?

See Spinal Surgeon: The 1st thing is to determine if the discs are causing you problems & if do what disc is causing the problem. You need to determine if there are nerve roots compression is causing your problems or if there is spinal stenosis or instability is causing your problems. Treatment will be derived from determination of the root cause. You should see a spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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The middle area of my back keeps hurting near the spinal area. Is there a way to fix it?

The middle area of my back keeps hurting near the spinal area. Is there a way to fix it?

See an orthopedic: Chances of cure are very low but condition is usually benign. However x rays or some other type of imaging should be done. ...Read more

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I can feel one small spinal accessory node on right side only.Painless. What could cause this?

I can feel one small spinal accessory node on right side only.Painless. What could cause this?

Inflammation: Any inflammation, even minor one like dandruff can cause an isolate lymph node to be palpable. You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Black pain at last point of spinal hard. I am unable to sit hard surface .I am unable drive my two wheeler. Please advice?

Black pain at last point of spinal hard. I am unable to sit hard surface .I am unable drive my two wheeler. Please advice?

It could be muscle: Strain, arthritis etc. Try taking otc tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids- motrin, aleve; apply warm packs. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive exam. Consider having a baseline colonoscopy. Take care! ...Read more

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What is spinal avm?

What is spinal avm?

Complex Question: A spinal avm is a complex tangle of arteries and veins that occurs within the spinal cord. It can be asymptomatic, or can cause neurologic deficits, rarely it can bleed and cause additional problems. ...Read more