Can you tell me about surgery for cervical stenosis?

Different types. Cervical stenosis can cause neck and arm pain. In more severe cases, it may compress the spinal cord enough to produce legs and bowel/bladder problems. Surgery, if required, can be performed from the front of the neck (anterior approach) or from the back (posterior). It may require a fusion, where bone is placed to fuse several vertebra together. Your neurosurgeon can explain the risks of either.

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When is it time to have surgery with Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

Easy question. It's YOUR call. The best way to handle this (surgery for low back/sciatica pain works the same) is to keep following conservative measures (meds, aquatherapy/PT, thermal therapy, etc.) until as Popeye says, "I caint takes it no more!" Pain, numbness/tingling will drive you to the point where you'll be PLEADING for the surgeon. Then, it's time. Weakness/atrophy in Upper Extremities? - Do it NOW. Read more...

Back to play with congenital cervical stenosis? What are my different options other than surgery, if any?

Choices. Even surgery wont make you safe to play football pick from a list of thousands of other sports avoid paralysis. Read more...
See specialist. Playing contact sports with congenital cervical stenosis can be very risky. I strongly urge you to see a spine specialist for proper evaluation and advice. Read more...

Cervical spinal stenosis very painful left shoulder blade going down left arm not going for next surgery going for therapy will that help?

Most can . Be treated non operatively with physical therapy with or without medication such as anti inflammatories, serotonin uptake inhibitors (cymbalta ) as well as with Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) as long as no contraindications to their use. Epidural steroid injections may be indicated as well as activity modification and use of a soft cervical collar worn in reverse to keep neck flexed for symptom relief. Read more...

Will a pap smear tell if there is cancer in the uterus; cervical stenosis being main symptom or does it only work for cervical cancers?

Mostly cervical. Pap tests are a screening test for cervical cancer. In some cases endometrial cells are present (cells from lining of uterus). In some of these cases it is an indication of uterine cancer. You are at a very young age for this. If endometrial cells are present on pap, the doctor may want to do an endometrial biopsy (biopsy of cells of lining of uterus) to determine what the problem is. Read more...
Pap smear. A Pap smear test the tissue being papped. Rectal or cervical. Nothing more. Read more...

What can be done for spinal cervical stenosis?

Many things. Depending on the severity, stenosis of the cervical spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery. Read more...