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What procedures to use for spinal stenosis?
12 doctors weighed in

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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