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I have spinal stenosis in both my cervical and lumbar spine, bulging discs, nerve abutment. Do you think surgery is a good option for me?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Not based on this

Female age unknown has age-related spine changes noted on MRI.
When MRI first invented "bulging" disks thought to be pain generators. Now, surgeons realize these can be red herrings. Some studies indicate only 10% back pain disorders benefitted by surgery. U.S. leads world in unnecessary back operations. Get second opinion. First try aquatherapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, & etc.

In brief: Not based on this

Female age unknown has age-related spine changes noted on MRI.
When MRI first invented "bulging" disks thought to be pain generators. Now, surgeons realize these can be red herrings. Some studies indicate only 10% back pain disorders benefitted by surgery. U.S. leads world in unnecessary back operations. Get second opinion. First try aquatherapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, & etc.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not enough info

It is impossible to even begin to answer your question when one has almost no history, cannot examine you and cannot review the MRIs.
If you have questions, get a second opinion.

In brief: Not enough info

It is impossible to even begin to answer your question when one has almost no history, cannot examine you and cannot review the MRIs.
If you have questions, get a second opinion.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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