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Having Second Thoughts About Spinal Stenosis Surgery?

Making the decision to undergo spinal stenosis surgery is a serious one that should not be taken lightly. On the one hand, you have likely been struggling with spinal stenosis symptoms for months or years and you are ready to put an end to your discomfort. On the other hand, there are inherent risks with […]

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Foraminal Stenosis and Osteoarthritis – What’s the Link?

Foraminal stenosis occurs when one or more of the openings on either side of a vertebra or vertebrae become too narrow due to some type of anatomical abnormality. While the stacked vertebrae have a large central opening through which the spinal cord passes, these peripheral openings, called foramina, allow for the passage of spinal nerve […]

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Foraminal Stenosis – Exploring the Symptoms Associated with this Degenerative Spine Condition

Foraminal stenosis is characterized by the narrowing or blockage of an intervertebral foramen. The intervertebral foramina are laterally situated canals on either side of the spine through which spinal nerve roots branch off the spinal cord and exit the spinal column. The roots then spider-web off into other areas of the body to serve as […]

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Spinal Stenosis Symptoms – Steps That You Can Take to Relieve Your Discomfort

Spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the spinal canal, can occur as a result of the natural degenerative process of aging. When your spinal canal is restricted by a bulging or herniated disc, bone spurs, calcified ligaments, or another anatomical abnormality, the spinal cord or its nerve roots are in danger of being pinched, or […]

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Spinal Stenosis Surgery – Can it Help Treat Symptoms Caused by the Narrowing in Your Spine?

If you’ve been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, surgery will probably not be part of your treatment plan right away, if at all. In fact, most patients with spinal stenosis are able to find relief from a regimen of conservative, nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, pain medication, physical therapy, and others. So, how do you […]

Spinal Stenosis Causes Depression – True or False?

The question of whether spinal stenosis causes depression is a tricky one. On the one hand, it is not a direct or absolute cause – obviously, not everyone with spinal stenosis or other degenerative spine conditions has depression. However, there is a very definite link between physical ailments and psychological conditions like depression or anxiety. […]

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Prolotherapy for Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

If you suffer from spinal stenosis symptoms and have already tried a broad range of conservative treatments like over-the-counter pain medication and stretching, you may be ready for more targeted treatments. Prolotherapy, also called regenerative injection therapy, is a form of nonsurgical treatment that is often used to treat spinal narrowing and nerve compression caused […]

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Why the Cause of Your Spinal Stenosis Affects the Type of Treatment You’ll Need

Spinal stenosis causes and treatment are, naturally, inextricably linked. Just as there are many reasons why you might develop stenosis, or “narrowing,” within the nerve channels of the spine (spinal canal, intervertebral foramina), there are numerous ways to treat any symptoms that might arise as a result of spinal stenosis. Before a physician even considers […]