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What can help spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first.
Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion.

In brief: Depends

Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first.
Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Myles Greenberg
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Other options

In addition to dr. Pizzo's answer above, the treatment options typically include: conservative therapy (medication, pt), epidural steroid injections, the mild procedure, and traditional open surgery.
Which one is best depends on your examination, symptoms, and usually the results of an MRI scan of the spine.

In brief: Other options

In addition to dr. Pizzo's answer above, the treatment options typically include: conservative therapy (medication, pt), epidural steroid injections, the mild procedure, and traditional open surgery.
Which one is best depends on your examination, symptoms, and usually the results of an MRI scan of the spine.
Dr. Myles Greenberg
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Many possibilities.
Proper help depends on accurate and thorough diagnosis. Spinal stenosis can occur at many different levels of the spine and can occur from one or more factors causing the sternosis. Best is to obtain examination and proper treatment from spinal specialists e.g. Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapy and pain doctors who specialize in this disorder.

In brief: Spinal stenosis

Many possibilities.
Proper help depends on accurate and thorough diagnosis. Spinal stenosis can occur at many different levels of the spine and can occur from one or more factors causing the sternosis. Best is to obtain examination and proper treatment from spinal specialists e.g. Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapy and pain doctors who specialize in this disorder.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Multiple

There are multiple treatments available for spinal stenosis to varying degrees of success.
The most common nonoperative treatment for spinal stenosis is typically an epidural steroid injection.

In brief: Multiple

There are multiple treatments available for spinal stenosis to varying degrees of success.
The most common nonoperative treatment for spinal stenosis is typically an epidural steroid injection.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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