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Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

There are a multitude of treatments for spinal stenosis which to some extent can "cure" the symptoms of spinal stenosis to variable degrees.
For example, an epidural steroid injection can sometimes cure the symptoms of spinal stenosis for a long time, sometimes well over a year at a time. But with any treatment, the symptoms can return, even if surgery is done symptoms can return.

In brief: Somewhat

There are a multitude of treatments for spinal stenosis which to some extent can "cure" the symptoms of spinal stenosis to variable degrees.
For example, an epidural steroid injection can sometimes cure the symptoms of spinal stenosis for a long time, sometimes well over a year at a time. But with any treatment, the symptoms can return, even if surgery is done symptoms can return.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common problem especially for those older than 50.
It can be managed conservatively in many patients for years. If surgery becomes necessary, it can be planned on an elective basis. Check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: Yes

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common problem especially for those older than 50.
It can be managed conservatively in many patients for years. If surgery becomes necessary, it can be planned on an elective basis. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Yes, in some cases it can be curable, based on your age likely first by physical therapy and if not that then there are surgical options available to treat the stenosis, a consultation with a neurosurgeon might be helpful for you.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Yes, in some cases it can be curable, based on your age likely first by physical therapy and if not that then there are surgical options available to treat the stenosis, a consultation with a neurosurgeon might be helpful for you.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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