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How fast can spinal stenoses progress and what is the outcome without treatment?

How fast can spinal stenoses progress and what is the outcome without treatment?

Spinal Stenosis: It depends on the person. Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer to your question. Everyone is different. A person's activities, posture, level of injury and it's extent vary. Some people may progress, others may not. As a doctor, I handle these on a case by case basis. The answer to your question is months, years, or never. Talk more with your doctor as they know you best. ...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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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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What is a spinal schwannoma?

What is a spinal schwannoma?

Tumor: These are typically benign tumors arising from some of the supportive cells lining the nerve cell sheaths. ...Read more

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What would cause spinal pain?

What would cause spinal pain?

Dozens of things: Without more information and an examination it would be impossible to even speculate. See a good back surgeon and get a full detailed evaluation, which may necessitate imaging studies (plain x-rays, ct scans, mri, etc.) good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have spinal strokes?

What to do if I have spinal strokes?

Spinal cord strokes: A spinal stroke is special because it can be related to low blood pressure or vascular changes around the spinal cord. People do not normally have multiple spinal strokes. Spinal strokes are otherwise prevented like other strokes. Their care may be a little different due to symptoms caused by spinal cord disease can be different than those from brain disease. e.g. Bowel and bladder function ...Read more

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What acts as "spinal shock absorbers"?

What acts as "spinal shock absorbers"?

Disks in your spine: Inside is like toothpaste, outside is like a tire. ...Read more

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Can I die from spinal pain if I ignore it?

Can I die from spinal pain if I ignore it?

It depend: What is the cause for the spine pain, some of the causes have to with cancer that could cause death. Good luck thanks. ...Read more