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Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

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
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably surgery

If by advanced you mean symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness) are severe enough to interfere with normal activities, surgery to take pressure off the nerves (decompression) is more effective than nonsurgical treatments.

In brief: Probably surgery

If by advanced you mean symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness) are severe enough to interfere with normal activities, surgery to take pressure off the nerves (decompression) is more effective than nonsurgical treatments.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Typically either epidural steroid injections or surgery.

In brief: Varies

Typically either epidural steroid injections or surgery.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One that helps

Thay can vary from patient to patient depending on age & health status as well as associated spinal diagnoses in addition to stenosis.
Also depends on the level of your symptoms & findings irregardless of imaging results unless there are cord changes . Smoking , neuropathy & diabetes affect results. Best start with: meds, exercise/pt, consider epidural steroid injection, back support 0 lordosis.

In brief: One that helps

Thay can vary from patient to patient depending on age & health status as well as associated spinal diagnoses in addition to stenosis.
Also depends on the level of your symptoms & findings irregardless of imaging results unless there are cord changes . Smoking , neuropathy & diabetes affect results. Best start with: meds, exercise/pt, consider epidural steroid injection, back support 0 lordosis.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Surgical decompressi

93% sucess relieif of leg pain 2% complication rate.

In brief: Surgical decompressi

93% sucess relieif of leg pain 2% complication rate.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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