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Does lsi treat spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Myles Greenberg
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

I assume by lsi, you are referring to lumbar spinal injections, also known as epidural steroid injections (esis).
These can help temporarily treat some of the pain associated with spinal stenosis but are not a definitive treatment. Check out http://www.Mildprocedure.Com for some information on a new minimally invasive procedure for spinal stenosis.

In brief: Not really

I assume by lsi, you are referring to lumbar spinal injections, also known as epidural steroid injections (esis).
These can help temporarily treat some of the pain associated with spinal stenosis but are not a definitive treatment. Check out http://www.Mildprocedure.Com for some information on a new minimally invasive procedure for spinal stenosis.
Dr. Myles Greenberg
Dr. Myles Greenberg
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Common option

LESIs are commonly used for conservative treatment of symptomatic spinal stenosis.
Check out Spine-health.com.

In brief: Common option

LESIs are commonly used for conservative treatment of symptomatic spinal stenosis.
Check out Spine-health.com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: If you mean epidural

If you mean epidural spinal injections, these can work for about 50% of people long term & can be repeated as needed as long as they give good relief for many months or a year or more.
Mention of a mild procedure was noted which probably is less effective than injections but there is little data supporting the latter procedure to even evaluate it & it is not marketed to spine surgeons as a rule.

In brief: If you mean epidural

If you mean epidural spinal injections, these can work for about 50% of people long term & can be repeated as needed as long as they give good relief for many months or a year or more.
Mention of a mild procedure was noted which probably is less effective than injections but there is little data supporting the latter procedure to even evaluate it & it is not marketed to spine surgeons as a rule.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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