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I have cervical spondylosis and sever spinal stenosis. Should I see a chiropractor?

I have cervical spondylosis and sever spinal stenosis. Should I see a chiropractor?

Yes: As long as you have no instability or myleopathy(spinal cord involvement) or progressive neurologic symptoms or exam findings, treatment with a chiropractor can be tried as long as it involves modalities and gentle traction avoiding manupulation especially in extension. ...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


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I have cervical spondylosis and severe spinal stenosis. Is there any role for a chiropractor?

I have cervical spondylosis and severe spinal stenosis. Is there any role for a chiropractor?

Be Careful: Most responsible chiropractors will be cautious with patients with severe cervical stenosis. You are at risk for injury. This is one situation where chiropractic manipulation may be contraindicated. ...Read more

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Can back surgery work on spinal stenosis and cervcical and lumbar spondylosis?

Can back surgery work on spinal stenosis and cervcical and lumbar spondylosis?

Yes: Surgery can be very effective in treating symptoms arising from these issues. However, in most cases extensive nonsurgical treatment must be ineffective prior to considering surgery. ...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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I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, get relief. For those who don't decompressive surgery can improve quality of life. Good luck. ...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?

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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What are symptoms of spinal stenosis?

What are symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Depends on the area: Lumbar stenosis is most common and typically causes deep, aching buttock and leg pain that is worse with activity and relieved with rest. It may also cause sciatica, weakness and numbness in one or both legs. Cervical stenosis will often present as loss of coordination and may be more subtle. It may also result in radiating arm pain, numbness or weakness and neck pain. ...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 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?

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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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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Is it possible for you to die from spinal stenosis ?

No: Rarely, an elderly patient may have intra-operative or post-operative complications that can be life threatening. Spinal stenosis itself is not life threatening. Check out spine-health.Com. ...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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How should I treat back spinal stenosis?

How should I treat back spinal stenosis?

Decompression: Spinal stenosis only matters if it is severe enough to compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. If there is no spinal cord or nerve root compression, then the stenosis is irrelevant. There are open and minimally invasive ways to decompress the spinal canal. Be sure to go to someone like me who is trained and experienced in every spinal procedure for stenosis, not just a subset of them. ...Read more

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Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Maybe if muscles hur: Work with a good physical therapist. Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hands-on osteopathic physician who does omt (omm) is key for maintaining function in a chronic situation. Finally since this is really arthritis in the spine, and has an inflammatory component, eat an anti-inflammatory diet and herbs (find online). ...Read more

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Can congenital spinal stenosis be fixed?

Yes: Congenital stenosis may not cause any symptoms, may respond it terms of symptom relief to epidural steroids and can only be structurally fixed by surgery, typically laminectomy. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis and ddd pain. Help!?

I have spinal stenosis and ddd pain. Help!?

Depends: Depends on how severe the stenosis is. If moderate to severe, and you have failed conservative treatments such as pain management and physical therapy, you may want to discuss your options with a spine surgeon. ...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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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more