Few option. If you want to fight both your pain and inflammation, you may consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). These products relieve pain and also reduce inflammation and swelling. Nsaids include aspirin, Ibuprofen (advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), indomethacin, and naproxen. Some times we use steroids as epidural blocl or oraly.
Multiple. There are multiple medications used to treat the symptoms of spinal stenosis, which generally include medications in four categories: anti inflammatories, pain medications, muscle relaxers, and "nerve" medications. Each medication has its own potential risk and benefit. Don't hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor.
PainMeds, SteroidsInj. The Medications really do not cure the Spinal Stenosis. But can relieve pain Non Narcotic Nsads like Naprosyn (naproxen) etc Narcotics like Percocet and others Steroids injection in Epidural Space to reduce the swelling and inflammation.
Several. Depending on your other medications and health there are several types including: pain medication non narcotic and narcotic, anti inflammatoties, tricylic antidepressants, anti seizure medication like neurontin, (gabapentin) serotonin uptake inhibitors to name a few.
"arthritis" or pain. There are no drugs that can enlarge the space for nerves. The non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid, "arthritis") are also pain relievers. Examples are aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen. They can help, but have side effects such as upset stomach (read the label). Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) & other brands) can also help. Other medications require a doctor's prescription. All can have side effects.
Steroids. Nodrugs can enlarge the bony canal corticosteroids are used to reduce the nerve swelling temporarily. Injections can avoid the significant systemic side effects of oral use and are diagnostically helpful.
Options. Spinal stenosis can be treated conservatively with physical therapy and lumbar epidural steroid injections. Your spine specialist can thoroughly evaluate you and help coordinate conservative care if appropriate. Surgery is usually helpful if all else fails. Check out spine-health. Com.
Common problem. For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial. A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. Check out spinehealth. Com.
Although I have severe aniexty and stress issues I am also dealing with insomnia, sickle cell along with sciatia, spinal stenosis and the medication i?
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See your Physician. I feel for your condition. Please see a psychiatrist, orthopedic physician, and a hematologist.
Have spinal stenosis with budging lumbar discs. Have burning toes. Take Neurontin (gabapentin). It does not work after 3 weeks. Is drug right for stenosis!
Give it time. If you have burning pain in the toes Gabapentin (neurontin) is a good medication to try. The dose might need to be increased. Talk with you doctor about it.
No. Need an emg/ncv test to determine if the toes are affected by the disc issue neurontin is usually rxed for neuropathic local pain.
I have RA as well as 2 herniated discs lumbar, 1 cervical herniated disk, spinal stenosis, OA. What is the best medication for pain mgmt w/o tiredness?
Ask your DR. Information and advice for your question is best to come from your DR who has all your medical history and the latest exam findings.
I'm 37 and diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Can one die from this or am I just in for a rough ride from here on.
Don't worry. Narrowing of your spine won't kill you. It would cause intermittent back pain, sciatica / shooting pain from lower back to legs etc think positively. Do some recreational activities to distract your mind from your condition like yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise, watching funny shows etc best wishes!
This won't kill you. Spinal stenosis due to what? And what are your symptoms? Generally stenosis is not something one dies from. I think the thing to do would be to see your doc and have them explain the findings and the prognosis.
Not likely. Depending on the level of the spinal stenosis and the degree of stenosis you may develop radiculopathy and severe pain. Paralysis is less likely. Surgical intervention an option symptoms become debilitating. Other conservative like epidural steroid shots and pt may be helpful.
Spinal narrowing. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal (which contains the spinal cord and nerves) caused by enlargement of the surrounding ligaments and bones. This enlargement creates pressure on the nerves and/or spinal cord and their blood supply resulting usually in back and/or leg pain, especially when the patient is walking upright. The condition usually occurs in older people.
Narrowing... It's a narrowing of the central canal that your spinal cord travels through.
Too small a canal. Spinal stenosis is a spinal canal too small for its nerve tissue contents. This can be on a congenital basis or an acquired basis due to age related degenerative changes or even result from disc issues or from spinal deformities or instabilities or even from spinal fractures or possibly from prior spine surgery. This last reason is not fully conclusive.
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.
Narrowing. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing or "pinching" of the spinal canal.
Spine surgeon. Whether or not you need surgery, an experienced neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon is the best resource to educate you in the treatment options available.
Pain physicians also. In addition to dr. Frankel's answer, also consider talking to an interventional pain/spine physician. They have other minimally invasive options to treat spinal stenosis, such as the mild procedure.
PT, PainMD, SpineSurge. Treatment of Spinal Stenosis consists of Physical Therapy, Pain Management and Spine Surgery. Depending on the severity of the condition 1Physical Therapist 2Pain Management includes Pain Meds and Epidural Injections 3Spine Surgeone in those severe cases not respnding to PT and Pain Management.
Primary care. Initially, usually primary care and chiropractors. If it worsens, then orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and interventional pain doctors can get involved.
Several things. Spinal stenosis can be congenital but is also acquired with aging, or trauma, by either arthritis, herniated discs or even vertebral collapse as people age, which can result in vertebra slipping across each other which can cause stenosis too. It is important to see a neurosurgeon for evaluation, or a orthopedist who specializes in the spine, for full evaluation and treatment, surgery is an option.
Many. Some are born with. Some get herniated disk, spondylosis, tumor etc.
Several causes. People are born with either a small, medium or large spinal canal. Spinal stenosis is when the canal is too narrow fornerve tissue resultting in its compression. Everyone's canal narrows with time due to degeneration. By age 60, 20% have imaging finding of stenosis but not necessarily symptoms. Other causes are: congenital v acquired due to - fracture, herniation, tumor, fat, instability.
Degeneration. It is typically a degenerative, arthritic process in the spine.