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I think I have spinal stenosis. What is the best way for me to get a diagnosis?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

Spinal stenosis is made by appropriate history and physical exam. If these warrant it, an MRI or ct myelogram will confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: See your doctor

Spinal stenosis is made by appropriate history and physical exam. If these warrant it, an MRI or ct myelogram will confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Once you have the diagnosis and if you are in pain, consider acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. It can bring great relief.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: CT or MRI

CT or MRI imaging can assist with the diagnosis.
MRI is preferable because the soft tissue structures such as discs and ligaments can be better visualized by the doctor. Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first.

In brief: CT or MRI

CT or MRI imaging can assist with the diagnosis.
MRI is preferable because the soft tissue structures such as discs and ligaments can be better visualized by the doctor. Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first.
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Tx spinal stenosis.

The treatment of spinal stenosis is usually surgical.
Physical therapy and spinal injections may help the pains, but the only thing that would help the actual extra tissue growth within the spinal column would be surgery. The area of involvement would need to be defined by MRI scanning.

In brief: Tx spinal stenosis.

The treatment of spinal stenosis is usually surgical.
Physical therapy and spinal injections may help the pains, but the only thing that would help the actual extra tissue growth within the spinal column would be surgery. The area of involvement would need to be defined by MRI scanning.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Mri

Talk to primary care about symptomts MRI if indicated.

In brief: Mri

Talk to primary care about symptomts MRI if indicated.
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