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What procedures to use for spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

Spinal stenosis or compression of the nerves can be alleviated with surgical decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion -but, the symptoms sometimes partially remain present.
Pain, weakness and or numbness usually does get better though, at least partially.

In brief: Surgery

Spinal stenosis or compression of the nerves can be alleviated with surgical decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion -but, the symptoms sometimes partially remain present.
Pain, weakness and or numbness usually does get better though, at least partially.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually decompresion

Of the spinal cannal and the foramina decompresion ( were the nerve exit from the spinal.

In brief: Usually decompresion

Of the spinal cannal and the foramina decompresion ( were the nerve exit from the spinal.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Common problem

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: Common problem

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. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Several

Therw are pain management procedures, specifically epidural steroid injections.
Surgical procedures range from interspinous implants like the x-stop to minimally invasive ones for decompression to standard surgery like a laminectomy for decompression.

In brief: Several

Therw are pain management procedures, specifically epidural steroid injections.
Surgical procedures range from interspinous implants like the x-stop to minimally invasive ones for decompression to standard surgery like a laminectomy for decompression.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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