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What can end my lumbar spinal stenosis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Only surgery
If truly indicated, surgery can open up the spinal canal fixing the stenosis.
There is a chance, over time, that ongoing degenerative changes can lead to a recurrence.

In brief: Only surgery
If truly indicated, surgery can open up the spinal canal fixing the stenosis.
There is a chance, over time, that ongoing degenerative changes can lead to a recurrence.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on symptoms
Some people with stenosis have no symptoms or back pain (no leg pain); in them the stenosis needs no treatment and the pain is treated with exercise, stretching, medication, etc.
Mild leg symptoms may respond to those same treatments. Mild to moderate may do well with injections. More severe leg problems generally do well with surgical decompression.

In brief: Depends on symptoms
Some people with stenosis have no symptoms or back pain (no leg pain); in them the stenosis needs no treatment and the pain is treated with exercise, stretching, medication, etc.
Mild leg symptoms may respond to those same treatments. Mild to moderate may do well with injections. More severe leg problems generally do well with surgical decompression.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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