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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery
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I am a 75 year female with severe inoperable lumbar

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I am a 75 year female with severe inoperable lumbar scoliosis with nerve root compression.. This evening my legs (knees) buckled under me. This has not happened before. I have systemic scoliosis also have degenerative osteoarthritis in many locations. And a number of other health issues' I take narcotics for severe back pain. I will be seeing my rheumatologist tomorrow morning'. I am using a cane right now for stability.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  dr abid replied 6 months ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

Have you discussed about procedure called Laminectomy ? for spinal issue .

Regards .