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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of back spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes typically an MRI, ct scan, or a myelogram are the tests that confirm the presence of the spinal stenosis and show the severity of it.

In brief: Yes

Yes typically an MRI, ct scan, or a myelogram are the tests that confirm the presence of the spinal stenosis and show the severity of it.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Mri

Radiologist reading of a MRI is an objective second opinion without conflicts of interest dont get operated on by some one you dont trust see a spine specialist .
Mild stenosis should be treated nonoperatively at first severe stenosis may need surgery if it matches clincally to symptoms and exam the diagnosis of stenosis should be made off MRI otherwise it is a working suspected diagnosis.

In brief: Mri

Radiologist reading of a MRI is an objective second opinion without conflicts of interest dont get operated on by some one you dont trust see a spine specialist .
Mild stenosis should be treated nonoperatively at first severe stenosis may need surgery if it matches clincally to symptoms and exam the diagnosis of stenosis should be made off MRI otherwise it is a working suspected diagnosis.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine

In brief: MRI

Mri will provide the best images to confirm this diagnosis.

In brief: MRI

Mri will provide the best images to confirm this diagnosis.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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