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Spinal Stenosis?

8 months ago, I injured my back while weight lifting in the gym at college.  I'm only 20 years old and I am generally very active.  I went to the chiropractor about a week after my back injury and he said that I pulled multiple ribs out of place, damaged some nerves, and that I had a bulging disc very close to herniation.  I went to the chiropractor 16 times total within 4 months and received traction each time.  He also put my ribs back into place each time because they kept going out.  The ribs are in the shoulder blade region mainly on t

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What Is Spinal Stenosis? - WebMD


Spinal stenosis is a condition in which your spinal canal narrows. It may cause back pain and other nerve-related problems. With proper exercise and treatment, you ...
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Spinal stenosis Overview - Mayo Clinic


Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often ...
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What is Spinal Stenosis? - Spine-Health


Learn about the types of spinal stenosis, including lumbar stenosis and cervical stenosis, and associated pain and symptoms.
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Spinal Stenosis: Symptoms, Surgery, Treatment & Exercises


Learn about spinal stenosis treatment, symptoms, pain, surgery, disability, causes, and surgery recovery. Spinal stenosis comes in different types, and the types ...
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Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis


This publication contains general information about spinal stenosis. It describes the condition's causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. At the end is a list of ...
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Spinal stenosis - Wikipedia


Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. This narrowing causes a restriction to the spinal ...
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Spinal Stenosis | MedlinePlus


Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine which puts pressure on your nerves and spinal chord. It can cause pain, numbness, and foot problems.
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Spinal stenosis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Spinal stenosis
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Spinal Stenosis - Spine-Health


Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal cord in the neck (cervical spine) or the spinal nerve roots in the lower back (lumbar spine) are compressed.
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Spinal stenosis Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic


Many people have evidence of spinal stenosis on an MRI or CT scan but may not have symptoms. When they do occur, they often start gradually and worsen over time ...
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LOW BACK PAIN FOR 8 MONTHS! (Includes bulging discs, spinal stenosis, annual tear)

I would say see the neurosurgeon and see what he suggests.   Do not do any heavy lifting.  Do exercise with lots of walking if it feels okay.  Walking strengthens the critical muscles of the back and protects it.  I would ask the neurosurgeon or physical therapist what exercises are safe and helpful besides walking.  But be good to your back and use good posture.  
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HELP WITH MRI-Bulging of C4-5; C5-6-3; & C6-7

Hi Jen, The MRI results of your cervical spine are relatively benign for the most part.  You do have several disc bulges but it doesn't state that any of them are impinging on nearby nerve roots.  I encourage you to make an appointment to go over the results and the films with your doctor as you both can look at the images together to see if there are any nerve impingements.   You do have the starting stages of osteoarthritis (i.e., mild facet degeneration).  This can cause significant pain especially as the osteoarthritis worsens over time.  There are several different types of spinal injections that can help with the pain caused by osteoarthritis and I would encourage you to explore treatment options with your physician.   Very minimal and minimal could be terms defined by the amount of bulge present usually measured in mm.  Very minimal would have the smallest bulge range and minimal is the next tier up in measurements of the bulge in mm.  Hope that makes sense. Wishing you more days with less pain.  Take care. femmy
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Any help for any of these conditions?

Hi! The paralytic symptoms in upper part of the body is due to cord compression. Well central and para-central disc protrusions that irritate a spinal nerve or have the potential to do so as in your case can be treated conservatively. This conservative treatment involves pain killers, anti-inflammatory medications, epidural injections, steroid injections, corsets and braces and physiotherapy. If all such treatments fail to remove the cord compression, then surgery may be required. Do discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Back & Neck pain

Can you go into a little more detail about your neck and back pain.
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Spinal Stenosis help

Hi.  I am not much older than you and have stenosis too but in my neck.  I also have AS so I can completely relate to SI joint pain.   A few treatments for spinal stenosis include: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Aspirin Naproxen (Naprosyn) Ibuprofen (Motrin, Nuprin, Advil) Indomethacin (Indocin) Analgesics Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Corticosteroid injections Rest Physical therapy Exercises
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MRI Results.. can anyone translate?

Multilevel cervical disc disease with spondylosis impinging on the nerve roots. You'll need to consult with a spine specialist for treatment options.
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Laser spinal surgery and other stenosis treatments

Hi, I just posted a question re my 80-yr old mom who has the same situation. Have you seen how much the laser surgery costs? My mom researched and found the minimal cost to be $60,000!! She has Kaiser who doesn't do the laser and their aren't too many hospitals that do. I have heard of people getting good results but it depends on what the surgery is for. I did read the Stenosis is an unfortunate result of aging although I have an 18-yr old nephew who is suffering with it. My mom is so scared to have her surgery (for the bulging disk), I'm so worried she could be worse off after reading other peoples' experiences, scary. There's a laser treatment facility in Florida, maybe you can find more info online...we love our parents and feel their pain-same as what they feel for ours...
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spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing?

how does stenosis just go away i just found out i have it.  I thought once you get it it stays with you. Have you been with the same doctor the whole time??  how long between the two MRIs??   I would go to another doctor dosent sound right
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