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What Is cervical spinal stenosis Surgery?

A: cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which arises most frequently from wear-and-tear, poor posture, aging, and arthritis. Over time, the discs that cushion the vertebra lose their shock absorption abilities, and the bones that make up the spine lose their flexibility. Sometimes this degeneration also leads to bone spurs that compress the nerve roots. While conservative measures may help reduce pain, surgery may become necessary if the cervical stenosis progresses. cervical spinal stenosis surgery encompasses several different procedures that aim...


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What is cervical spinal stenosis?

A: cervical spinal stenosis is a condition marked by a spinal canal that is becoming narrower. It affects the upper portion of a personís spine. Eventually, this narrowing of the cervical spine begins to affect the spinal cord, compressing it or pinching it as well as nearby nerves. Often, this condition is seen in people who are over 50 years old, and it is frequently caused by normal wear on a personís spine as he grows older. However, there are some people who are born with narrowed spinal canals. Some of the people who are diagnosed with this condition have experienced an injury or some sort of damage that affects...
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cervical spinal stenosis

A: Hello Ann, I am sorry to hear of your husband"s complaints. "....Could cervical spinal stenosis elicit a symptom similar to a TIA - a moment of confusion and slurred words?...." I do not think so.  Further Neurologic Consult is an excellent avenue. We do have different specialties in Chiropractic.  Just as medical doctors have additional credentials and specialties, so do chiropractic doctors.  For chiropractic credentials see:   http://www.acatoday.org/pdf/ApprovedChiropracticSpecialtyPrograms.pdf   Perhaps a visit to a chiropractic neurologist could give you a neurological and chiropractic perspective on this complaint. ".....My husband is now 55 ....", being of similar...


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What are the treatments for cervical spinal stenosis?

A: When the spaces of the vertebrae in the neck become narrowed or closed off, the condition is called cervical spinal stenosis. Because nerves leave the spinal cord through these spaces to go to other parts of the body, spinal stenosis can compress the nerves, creating pain and other symptoms requiring treatment.MedicationsYou doctor might suggest medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), to reduce swelling and pain or analgesics to relieve pain....


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cervical spinal stenosis ?Laser surgery

A: Sandy, You are young, and you were put on this earth to be well and enjoy your LIFE! Even with all of the trouble that you apparently are having your body is self-regulating and self-healing, it just needs a little help sometimes, thats all.  Surgery is very drastic and very permanent, so much so, that we do not even say that word in our clinic until we give the most sound and sensible method of healthcare a try first.  When we do this, we have found that less than 1% do not improve or get recommended for surgery.  So you have more than a 99% chance that you do not need surgery! Now, the reason that there is so much degeneration and misalignment in your spine is due to the Upper cervical Spine Injury or Subluxation.  You see, when the C1 or...


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ms, cervical spinal stenosis or something(nothing) else?

A: Hi, Hyperreflexia and babinski mean Impaired upper motor neurones. These will always be in the brain upto medulla and never in the nerves below. So cervical spinal stenosis never gives hyperreflexia and babinski. In any case the supposed stenosis is on the left and your symptoms on the right. On the other hand Upper motor signs on right means lesion in the Left brain hemisphere. Now you got hypertension, that is one of the risk factors for development of atherosclerosis in the brain arteries which ultimately could lead to impaired brain circulation and your kind of symptoms. In my view an MRI Brain with MR angio of intra- and extra- cranial arteries is definiteively indicated. Apurva...


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does surgery fix cervical spinal stenosis

A: Hi Memerri. There is a new surgery out there for cervical stenosis called a laminoplasty. No fusion is involved. the bone is removed over the back of the spine and re-shaped to make it thinner and then replaced with added bone grafts to make you a new and much larger spinal canal. As far as I know only neurosurgeons do this surgery and finding one is not easy. Look for a hospital attached to a major medical center or university hospital. I''ve had the surgery and it worked beautifully. So when you start looking for a doc, look for a neurosurgeon who does ONLY spine surgery and ask if he/she does a laminoplasty. If the answer is no, keep looking. It''s fusions that cause all the problems you hear about. Our bodies...


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Do you preform cervical corpectomy surgery? I have cervical spinal stenosis and I am looking for the best treatment out there. If you don''t preform it, is there someone you can refer me to?

A: Both myself and my partner perform cervical decompression. Both of us perform corpectomies and multiple level discectomies, as necessary. We also have extensive experience in posterior procedures for cervical decompression. Each case is individually analyzed, and the best approach selected....


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Do you preform cervical corpectomy surgery? I have cervical spinal stenosis and I am looking for the best treatment out there. If you don''t preform it, is there someone you can refer me to?

A: Both myself and my partner perform cervical decompression. Both of us perform corpectomies and multiple level discectomies, as necessary. We also have extensive experience in posterior procedures for cervical decompression. Each case is individually analyzed, and the best approach selected....


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cervical spinal stenosis

A: Melissa, No, it is not normal to have tingling in the fingers, face, and head.  Yes, you should be concerned.  Please understand that a symptom is your bodies way of telling you that something is wrong.  A symptom is also the last to show up when there is a problem, so you may have a problem for weeks, or months, or even years before you notice it with a symptom.  Therefore, you will need to get checked by an Upper cervical Doctor of Chiropractic.  Why?  Because these are the only doctors in the world that are trained to detect and to specifically correct nervous system interference at the brainstem level.  Since the brainstem is "Houston Control" in the body, it just makes sense to make sure that there is not an obstruction to...


 
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