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Does warmer climate help reducing pain due to spinal stenosis and spondyliosis?

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My 50-year old daughter has inoperable spinal stenosis and spondyliosis . She is acute chronic pain. We live in Michigan with snow and cold weather being more prevalent than warmth. Would moving to a warmer climate really help her?
Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Warm climate is better than colder ones.. Detailed Answer: Hi, I am sorry for the situation your daughter is in. It is true that warmer climate would have positive effect on your daughter reducing the pain attacks. You can discuss with her doctor to shift to a warmer place, and to keep with you all her medical records with you. Please bare in mind that cloudy and rainy weather can aggravate her pain too. All the best to your daughter and you all! Dr.Benard
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Follow-up: Does warmer climate help reducing pain due to spinal stenosis and spondyliosis? 3 days later
Any ideas how to make her comfortable until we can afford to move? Other than an electric blanket, etc.? She is on meds for pain, anti depressants, and Adderall to keep her focused (and btw, it also almost stops the pain.)
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 11 hours later
Brief Answer: Following suggjestions for pain relief... Detailed Answer: Hi back, Thank you for following up. Until you can afford to move, I suggest to: - keep taking the painkillers as prescribed by her doctor - have her take warm baths with relaxing minerals and herbs (e.g.lavender) - apply local ant-algezic cream/gel to relieve pain and muscle spasms - get some massaging with physiotherapist or through physiotherapy devices as directed by her doctor - if the pain would become intolerable, should ask her doctor to start pain-killers and myorelaxants by injection for few days until improvement Hope you'll be able to move as quickly as possible. All the best! Dr.Benard
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