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Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Back Pain
Question: My mother is 94 and has severe spinal stenosis, surgery not an option, has had steroid injections and epidurals with minimal effect, what is her prognosis? Her pain management doctor won't talk about what her quality of life will become. I need to know how this will progress in order to plan for her care. Thanks for any insights!
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Facetal block, Buprenorphine patch

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

She can try Facetal block injection which will reduce the pain due to the arthritic spine. This will reduce some of the symptoms of spinal canal stenosis.

She can also try Buprenorphine skin patches for pain relief.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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