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Is a surgery necessary to treat spinal stenosis?

I was told today that I have to have surgery done I do have spinal stenosis but there are a couple questions that I have that I am really concerned about one is will the pins and rods stay in Forever? And if I don t have the surgery what will happen if I don t have the surgery
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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Hello

Thank you for trusting HCM

Dear indications for spinal stenosis is

1.Your symptoms are interfering with your daily routine and negatively affecting your quality of life
2.You have not experienced acceptable results from nonsurgical treatments after many weeks or months
3.Your physician has clearly identified the source of your spinal stenosis and explained how it could be treated by surgery
4.You are completely comfortable with the surgical plan, understand the potential risks and are otherwise in good physical health
5.In rare, emergency instances, you experience severe symptoms like paralysis, loss of bowel or bladder function or sudden, severe numbness in the extremities.

Dear if you won't undergone surgery then there is chance of aggration of your symptoms with bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Finally lead paraplegia. Chances of recovery after surgery 80% and up to 60%patients symptoms are elevated.

Still have questions please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.


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