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Can children have spinal stenosis or just adults?

Can children have spinal stenosis or just adults?

Yes: Both children and adults can suffer from spinal stenosis. In children, spinal stenosis is usually as a result of a congenital problem. In adults, the narrowing of the spinal canal often results from arthritis or instability of the spinal column. ...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 is spinal stenosis?

What is spinal stenosis?

Pressure on cord: Imagine an hour glass with wide base and narrow center. Now consider that the spinal cord rests in a wide canal with ample room. But bulging discs, bony overgrowth and thicker ligaments can fill the canal, causing pressure on this sensitive structure and its connecting nerve roots, and leading to painful conditions
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What is spinal stenosis?

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal (which contains the spinal cord and nerves) caused by enlargement of the surrounding ligaments and bones. This enlargement creates pressure on the nerves and/or spinal cord and their blood supply resulting usually in back and/or leg pain, especially when the patient is walking upright. The condition usually occurs in older people. ...Read more

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Who treats spinal stenosis?

Pain physicians also: In addition to dr. Frankel's answer, also consider talking to an interventional pain/spine physician. They have other minimally invasive options to treat spinal stenosis, such as the mild procedure. ...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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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 is spinal stenosis like?

Narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal, it can affect any part of the spine. Patients with spinal stenosis in the low back may start to lean forward when they walk, you will sometimes see them at the store leaning on to a grocery cart. There are good treatment options available. ...Read more

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What can help spinal stenosis?

Depends: Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first.
Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion. ...Read more

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Does lsi treat spinal stenosis?

Not really: I assume by lsi, you are referring to lumbar spinal injections, also known as epidural steroid injections (esis). These can help temporarily treat some of the pain associated with spinal stenosis but are not a definitive treatment. Check out http://www. Mildprocedure. Com for some information on a new minimally invasive procedure for spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What does spinal stenosis affect?

What does spinal stenosis affect?

Leads to pressure: On the the spinal cord (for cervical or thoracic spinal stenosis), and lead to pressure on nerves (in lumbar spinal stenosis). With decrease space where the nerves and spinal cord lives, they can start getting pressure, which leads to some variety of symptoms, depending on if the stenosis is localized in the cervical or lumbar spine, and how significant the stenosis is. See your spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Where does spinal stenosis occur?

All areas of spine: Spinal stenosis refers to a condition in which the bony canal protecting the spinal nerves becomes too small and starts pinching the nerves. It most commonly occurs in the neck and back causing either neck/back pain or arm/leg pain. ...Read more

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What do you do for spinal stenosis?

What do you do for spinal stenosis?

Many 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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Are there shots for spinal stenosis?

Not effective: Spinal stenosis is an anatomical narrowing of the vertebral canal, and shots do not widen the area. Am singularly unimpressed by injections to treat this condition, and find exercise and/or surgery to be far superior. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose spinal stenosis?

Evaluation: First, a clinical exam with a history taken to see if symptoms are consistent with spinal stenosis then most likely a MRI or ct would be indicated next to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Spinal stenosis pain feels like what?

Spinal stenosis pain feels like what?

Depends: This depends on the location and severity of the stenosis. If the stenosis is located at the central canal of the lumbar spine, this generally leads to leg pain when walking. Central canal stenosis of the cervical spine quite often does not cause pain. Nerve root canal stenosis is different from central canal stenosis and causes pain in the arm or leg (depending upon the location). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of spinal stenosis?

What are symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Multiple: There are multiple symptoms with spinal stenosis.
Pain radiating down the leg (s) -radiculopathy - usually worse with extension of the back, weakness, and numbness are some of the commonly seen symptoms. ...Read more

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What medications for spinal stenosis?

What medications for spinal stenosis?

Few option: If you want to fight both your pain and inflammation, you may consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). These products relieve pain and also reduce inflammation and swelling. Nsaids include aspirin, Ibuprofen (advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), indomethacin, and naproxen.Some times we use steroids as epidural blocl or oraly. ...Read more

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What can be done for spinal stenosis?

What can be done for spinal stenosis?

Multiple options: First, it can be diagnosed in up to 20% of people over 60. Sometimes this is picked up on a study because it is common & may not be the source of your symptoms. If it is your correct diagnosis, exercise sometimes initiated with physical therapy, over the counter medication or perscription ones &/or injections like epidural steroids may help. Most don't get worse, only about 15% do. Surgery last. ...Read more

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Will a rhizatomy help spinal stenosis?

No: Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that contains the spinal cord or nerve roots. Rhizotomy may address pain from degenerative facet joints of the spine. It does not take the pressure off the nerves or spinal cord present in spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for spinal stenosis?

Imaging: The most accurate test is a ct scan for assessing the size of the spinal canal to determine if it fits the criteria for spinl stenosis followed by a mri. However, one has to have the clinical symptoms and/or findings to make a clinical diagnosis of spinal stenosis since a lot of people with positive imaging findings have no clinical symptoms or findings ...Read more

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What is spinal stenosis and who gets it?

Narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing or "pinching" of the nerve canal. The most common type of which is degenerative spinal stenosis, which is an arthritic aging irises and as such gets more and more common the older a person gets. ...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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What is it like getting a spinal stenosis?

Varies: Some cars are quite mild. At its worst, patients with spinal stenosis can have severe pain, be extremely limited in their ability to stand or walk, and can even potentially lose control of their bowel and bladder. ...Read more

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What procedures to use for spinal stenosis?

What procedures to use for spinal stenosis?

Surgery: Spinal stenosis or compression of the nerves can be alleviated with surgical decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion -but, the symptoms sometimes partially remain present. Pain, weakness and or numbness usually does get better though, at least partially. ...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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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 my spinal stenosis continue to worsen?

Likely: Spinal stenosis is a structural problem which progresses slowly and steadily over the years due to wear and tear and arthritic changes. Surgical approaches are the only long-term answers to alter the narrowing, but you can cope with a variety of therapies, exercises and even occasional medicines. Surgery is usually reserved for folks who are becoming progressively disabled due to the stenosis. ...Read more

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What is spinal stenosis and how is treated?

Narrowing of spine: Stenosis means narrowing. Spinal stenosis can be a symptomatic or cause compression of the spinal cord or nerves. If symptoms significant surgical decompression of the appropriate levels may be needed. If symptoms and signs not major exercises, epidural blocks and some medications help. Avoid narcotics. ...Read more

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