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What Is The Treatment Of Choice For Spinal Canal Stenosis
Depends: Depends ultimately on the symptoms you are experiencing and whether or not the stenosis is negatively impacting your daily life. If you have significant neurologic symptoms caused by the stenosis (numbness, weakness, etc) than treatment might range from injections to surgery to open the canal and possibly fuse the lumbar spine. Either way, you will probably benefit from physical therapy ...Read more
multiple: There are many potential treatments form the most conservative (activity restrictions, physical therapy), to more aggressive options (epidural steroid injections or surgery). Treat ment is usually very elective so it is based in large part on the severity of symptoms as well as the patients own desires. Thank you. ...Read more
Nonsurgical: Well, ideally it would respond to some form of nonoperative care including usually epidural steroid injections. The surgical approaches can include indirect decompression, decompression, or decompression combined with a fusion. Don't hesitate to be seen to discuss the risk/benefits of your specific case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Treatment can range from none if little or no symptoms to exercise, activity modification, physical therapy followed by home exercise, medication, epidural steroid injections and if no improvement and symptoms warrant it and you are medically stable, surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatment options. There is growing evidence that stem cell therapies can also be helpful and heal tissues but are not covered by insurance at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Restricted activity: If there is not loss of bowel/bladder/sexual function, progressive loss of motor or sensory function, or intractable leg pain the treatment is a period of restricted activity with or without medications followed by progressive return to activity. The return to activity may include physical therapy. ...Read more
Restricted activity: If there is not loss of bowel/bladder/sexual function, progressive loss of motor or sensory function, or intractable leg pain the treatment is a period of restricted activity with or without medications followed by progressive return to activity. The return to activity may include physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Debateable: Unknown conflicting studies IV methyl pred after loading dose this has been debated early studies showed benifit in trauma but later studies showed risks may outweigh benifits studies continue only used first 24 hours after traumatic injury.Timely decompression best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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