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What Is the difference of spinal stenosis and spondylitis?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Lumbar spondylosis describes degenerative changes (arthritic changes) within the lumbar spine. Lumbar canal stenosis means narrowing or compression of the spinal nerves in the lower back due to spinal degeneration (wear and tear). Unlike spondylosis, spinal stenosis might require surgical treatment in severe cases, and might worsen if not diagnosed and treated in time.

posted 5 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have spinal stenosis it is a narrowing of the spine usually due to inflammation mine is spondylitis and it is pressing on nerves (impingement) which I need surgery for bc I have pins and needles down my leg and crushing the vertebrae. I hope somehow this helped answer your question.

posted 16 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Anti inflamatories help, ibuprofen, naproxen, and the like. Tylenol and the generic of this help with pain Receptors.
Tw ibuprofen and two Tylenol at the same times.

posted 3 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

What are some of the treatments,? I am on no treatment plan right now.

posted 3 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yep, think of your vertebrae as a doughnut. Not the kind with sprinkles! The hole in the middle is where your spinal cord goes through and the outside part has a “t” shaped bone on the backside. Stenosis is when the hole gets smaller or there’s an arthritic growth making that hole narrower (good in doughnuts bad in people). Out of 9 back surgeries (two were for infection debridement) every vertebrae had to be cleaned for stenosis and arthritic spurs were cleared if there was impingement. X-rays yesterday showed that arthritis is getting worse and moderate exercise like walking will help! Arthritis is like rust, it never sleeps!

posted 4 months ago
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