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Which drugs can be given for spinal stenosis?

Which drugs can be given for spinal stenosis?

Options: Spinal stenosis can be treated conservatively with physical therapy and lumbar epidural steroid injections. Your spine specialist can thoroughly evaluate you and help coordinate conservative care if appropriate. Surgery is usually helpful if all else fails. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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What are some alternative therapies for spinal stenosis?

What are some alternative therapies for spinal stenosis?

Several modalities: Each case should be approached differently. We can consider the following: chiropractic, both conventional and nucca, different forms of physical therapy, including spinal decompression, cold laser, arp wave, magnetic therapy. Drugs, shots and surgery are last resort. www.lifemedical.us. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

Let me explain?: Spinal stenosis is a mechanical problem. Were the canal were the spinal cord pass through, for some if get tight this what we call spinal stenosis.I- nonsurgical treatment, could help(education, medicines to relieve pain and inflammation, exercise(stationary bike, weight loss, physical therapy. If did help surgery.Good luck. Thank you. ...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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I am looking for a new doctor to continue my back pain treatment with medicine. I am in the northern nj area. I have mris with spinal stenosis tumors?

New Jersey Medical s: I recommend dr. Robert heary at the nj medical school in newark nj dr. Heary is a fellowship trained spine surgeon and professor of neurosurgery at the medical school. ...Read more

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Can I give spinal stenosis to my husband?

Can I give spinal stenosis to my husband?

No: Spinal stenosis is not an infection - it is not contagious or transmissible from one person to the next. ...Read more

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How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

Pain management: Their is a specialty that deals directly with helping patients with pain and it is known as pain management. I would not hesitate to ask your physician to refer you to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Will exercise help spinal stenosis and how ?

Perhaps: Exercise that strengthens the abdominal (tummy) muscles could reduce the curve of the low back (lordosis). This could enlarge the nerve channels slightly. This might suffice in mild cases of stenosis. Aerobic exercise in a flexed position (such as cycling) could improve overall fitness and that might improve symptoms. Exercise may be most beneficial in people with milder, less disabling symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis?

What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Positional sciatica: Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position). ...Read more

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Spinal stenosis at 22 years old, is this normal?

Spinal stenosis: The answer is no - spinal stenosis is a disease that occurs with aging, most commonly in the sixth and seventh decades of life. But having said that spinal stenosis can occur in a younger person, a problem likely that has been present since birth. The concern would be if this stenosis is causing pain or weakness problems then one might need to consider surgical solutions. ...Read more

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Can I decrease spinal stenosis pain by stretching?

Can I decrease spinal stenosis pain by stretching?

Yes: Absolutely! stretching and strengthening will decrease muscle strain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. This will lead to decreased pain. ...Read more

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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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What's the most common problem from spinal stenosis?

Limit standing/walk: For the lumbar spinal stenosis, limited capacity to stand and/or walk.Due to pain, numbing, tingling &/or fatigue --for the cervical region, pain into the arms with numbing and/or tingling and/or weakness. ...Read more

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Is there an exercise to reduce or relieve spinal stenosis?

Yes: Spinal stenosis symptoms arise from pressure on the spinal nerves from spinal canal narrowing. Flexion exercises of the lumbar spine may help decompress the pressure and reduce symptoms. Core and spinal extensor exercises may help build up muscles that support the spine. ...Read more

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How serious is it to have spinal stenosis with degenerated disc?

Depends: Can be very or not at all. Depends on the degree of stenosis and whether it is central or at the opening where the nerves exit the spinal canal (called the neuroforamen.) after age 23 most of us have some degenerative disc on imaging. It doesn't predict your level of pain. If you take 100 forty year old americans with no back pain at all, at least 30 of them will have "bulging discs" on mri. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Sciatica: Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position). ...Read more

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I think I have spinal stenosis. What is the best way for me to get a diagnosis?

I think I have spinal stenosis. What is the best way for me to get a diagnosis?

See your doctor: Spinal stenosis is made by appropriate history and physical exam. If these warrant it, an MRI or ct myelogram will confirm the diagnosis. ...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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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


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