Top
19
Doctor insights on: What Can Help Spinal Stenosis

Share
1

1
What can help spinal stenosis?

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

See 4 more doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Dowling
752 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How can I help prevent cervical spinal stenosis?

How can I help prevent cervical spinal stenosis?

You can't: The size of the canal is inherited. The secondary degenerative leading to further narrowing is also linked to genetics. You may be able to reduce this by healthy living (regular exercise, no tobacco use, etc), but overall you have little influence on this condition. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What are good exercises to relieve pain from lumbar spinal stenosis?

What are good exercises to relieve pain from lumbar spinal stenosis?

Flexion: Most exercises help but ones with your lower back in fkexion such as biking or walikng uphill or on a incline are good as are williams flexion exercises and swimming pool workouts. Core exercises are helpful like pilates. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How can physical therapy help my spinal stenosis?

Improves core : Pt will strengthen your core and often lessens pain. However, nothing outside of surgery will reduce the structural compression of nerves that comes from spinal stenosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Correct-no: Spinal manipulation cannot correct the problem. However, chinese medicine, acupuncture, and diet changes can help improve symptoms and even reverse some of the damage over time. Research upper cervical chiropractic care as well as crainosacral therapy. As adjuncts they can help improve flow of spinal fluid and blood to the area. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Will ?Spinal manulipation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Will ?Spinal manulipation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

No: No, it will not alter the spinal canal's size which has become too small for the neural elements which are compressed. In a severe case of spinal stenosis, manipulation has a chance of aggravating the symptoms unless it is gentle traction which may help foraminal stenosis -the region where nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What can one do to relieve spinal arthritis?

What can one do to relieve spinal arthritis?

Exercise: Studies have shown that a directed exercise program can improve spinal pain and prevent "flare ups". Other treatment options that can help facilitate pain improvement are medication, spinal injections, physical therapy, and in some cases chiropractic treatment. ...Read more

9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can you tell me more about central lumbar canal stenosis/spinal stenosis?

Degenerative disc : When there is degeneration in the lumbar spine then the ligaments can hypertrophy (enlarge) along with the facet joints and cause narrowing in the spine called stenosis . If it is mainly in the center then it is called central stenosis . Also any significant central disc herniation can also cause central stenosis along with bone spurs. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
How to treat sciatica from spinal stenosis?

How to treat sciatica from spinal stenosis?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
How can spinal decompression help with back pain?

How can  spinal decompression help with back pain?

Traction: By spinal decompression i will assume that you mean traction, such as using a vax-d or similar machine. The concept of traction is to restore lost disc height, which can result in improved spinal canal diameter and reduced nerve pinching. The problem with traction is that it is often temporary - in other words, once out of traction, the spine gradually settles back to its original state. ...Read more

13

13
What does spinal decompression do to help with back pain?

What does spinal decompression do to help with back pain?

Relief the pressure: Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves of the spinal column. Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. ...Read more

14

14
What can I do for spinal disc degeneration?

What can I do for spinal disc degeneration?

Lifestyle changes: Sometimes it is just genetic meaning it runs in your family. It occurs in everyone to some degree with age. However, smoking accelerates this process 4x faster than normal. Exercise can help to control symptoms if they are present but since this dengeneration is a common finding, it may not be the reason for your back pain or the only one. ...Read more

15

15
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

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
What can be done to treat spinal disc herniation?

What can be done to treat spinal disc herniation?

Sciatica: Initially conservative treatment with Non-steroidal anti inflammatory pain medications, Epidural corticosteroid injections, Physical therapy, Spinal manipulation, Weight control, & last resort is Surgical decompression & repair, or Laser surgery. ...Read more

17

17
What can prevent herniated disc?

What can prevent herniated disc?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
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

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
How can I relieve my lumbar spinal canal stenosis pain?

How can I relieve my lumbar spinal canal stenosis pain?

Tough diagnosis: 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

See 2 more doctor answers

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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
1 doctor shared a insight

Stenosis (Definition)

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