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What is spinal stenosis like?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Narrowing

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal, it can affect any part of the spine.
Patients with spinal stenosis in the low back may start to lean forward when they walk, you will sometimes see them at the store leaning on to a grocery cart. There are good treatment options available.

In brief: Narrowing

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal, it can affect any part of the spine.
Patients with spinal stenosis in the low back may start to lean forward when they walk, you will sometimes see them at the store leaning on to a grocery cart. There are good treatment options available.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Can be Painful

Spinal Stenosis is actually narrowing of the spinal canal space due to Osteoarthritis,Aging,Instability of spine(slipped Disc)Hereditary in young people,Trauma and Tumors of spine Because of the narrowing there is often pressure on the nerves&it causes severe pain radiating down lower extremities It is Diagnosed after History,Physical Exam and MRI of the spine Treated with PT,EpiduraI Inj&Surgery

In brief: Can be Painful

Spinal Stenosis is actually narrowing of the spinal canal space due to Osteoarthritis,Aging,Instability of spine(slipped Disc)Hereditary in young people,Trauma and Tumors of spine Because of the narrowing there is often pressure on the nerves&it causes severe pain radiating down lower extremities It is Diagnosed after History,Physical Exam and MRI of the spine Treated with PT,EpiduraI Inj&Surgery
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis in a condition wherein tissue grows around the spinal cord, causing gradual compression and pain.
It's progressive and unrelenting. Unfortunately leading to debility and pain. Surgical options are available which may help, but left alone it'll cause progressive limitations. The rate of progression is unpredictable.

In brief: Spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis in a condition wherein tissue grows around the spinal cord, causing gradual compression and pain.
It's progressive and unrelenting. Unfortunately leading to debility and pain. Surgical options are available which may help, but left alone it'll cause progressive limitations. The rate of progression is unpredictable.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: It can be very

Painful. It is a decrease in space in the spinal canal which then impends on your spinal cord and/or nerve roots.
It can be painful, which may decrease when bending forward as this frees up space in the canal. It can send shooting pains down limbs and can be a very aggravating and painful process. Therapy, injections and medications can help.

In brief: It can be very

Painful. It is a decrease in space in the spinal canal which then impends on your spinal cord and/or nerve roots.
It can be painful, which may decrease when bending forward as this frees up space in the canal. It can send shooting pains down limbs and can be a very aggravating and painful process. Therapy, injections and medications can help.
Dr. Robert Kent
Dr. Robert Kent
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