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What is the treatment of choice for spinal canal stenosis?

What is the treatment of choice for spinal canal stenosis?

Conservative...: Depends upon the severity; physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications to start...Epidural steroid injections as symptoms progress...And spinal surgery for severly progressive cases; which i advise trying to avoid at all costs. ...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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Mri test shows loss of spinal height & signal spinal stenosis narrowing of spinal canal diffused disc bluge in contact with thecal sac neural formina narrowed bilatery what treatment do you recommend?

See a spine surgeon,: Who depending on your symptoms and response to the medication, will have you go through a course of epidural shots (steroids) or might advise to enlarge the narrowed (stenosis) canal, to take pressure off the cord or the nerves. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean on your scan: broad based posterior disk protrusion without spinal canal stenosis?

Disc disease: The disc between the vertebral bodies is bulging into the spinal canal. This can be painful or not. This could be affecting nearby nerves or not. Basically, the disc is damaged and is at risk for developing a tear and herniation which could be more serious. ...Read more

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Severe spinal canal stenosis w severe bilateral forminal stenosis at c-5 c-6 probable myelomalicia at c-5 c-6 multilevel ddd at c-3 to c-7 prognosis?

Need expert opinion: Only the orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon with whom you consulted with can answer that question as he/she knows enough about you to render a good opinion. ...Read more

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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

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Will a inversion table help relieve my pain.Ten years ago dr. Completely remived one of four protruding disc. Also have spinal canal stenosis.

Will a inversion table help relieve my pain.Ten years ago dr. Completely remived one of four protruding disc. Also have spinal canal stenosis.

Temporarily : Inversion table may improve your symptoms temporarily but will not cure your spinal stenosis. Additionally, if you have not had any recent neuroimaging studies of your spine, should discuss your condition and treatment options with your doctor or spine surgeon before taking up inversion table. ...Read more

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Had an MRI and dont understand results. "large posterior disk extrusion contacting the anterior spinal cord and causing severe spinal canal stenosis.

Had an MRI and dont understand results.  "large posterior disk extrusion contacting the anterior spinal cord and causing severe spinal canal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis: Did a doctor explain to you the results or did you just obtain a copy? In general you have a protruding disc (not sure if neck or back) that is impinging on the spinal canal and resulting in narrowing of the canal. I would imagine you are having pain, weakness, numbness? ...Read more

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My MRI says "spinal cord contact". Does it cause pain if an osteophyte or a disc touches the spinal cord with mild spinal canal stenosis? Thank you.

My MRI says "spinal cord contact".  Does it cause pain if an osteophyte or a disc touches the spinal cord with mild spinal canal stenosis?  Thank you.

Depends: An osteophyte touching the spine shouldn't cause pain. What we worry about is when an osteophyte or protruding disk actually compresses the spinal cord/canal which should be seen on the MRI. ...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