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What are treatments for spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal.
In the back it can cause back and leg pain and difficulty walking. Mild cases can be treated with medications or non invasive alternatives like therapy or chiropractic care. More severe cases are often treated with epidural steroid injections, and the most severe cases with surgery.

In brief: Varies

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal.
In the back it can cause back and leg pain and difficulty walking. Mild cases can be treated with medications or non invasive alternatives like therapy or chiropractic care. More severe cases are often treated with epidural steroid injections, and the most severe cases with surgery.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Common problem

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common problem especially for those older than 50.
It can be managed conservatively in many patients for years. If surgery becomes necessary, it can be planned on an elective basis. Check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: Common problem

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common problem especially for those older than 50.
It can be managed conservatively in many patients for years. If surgery becomes necessary, it can be planned on an elective basis. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: PT,PainManageSurgery

Only Symptomatic Spinal Stenosis needs to be treated, Non invasive Treatment for pain consists of Physical Therapy and pain meds.
Non Narcotic Nsaids like Naprisyn&Narcotic like Percocet and others Physical Therapy Epidural Steroid Injections And severe and non responsive cases to above treatments SURGERY which may be Laminectomy or Laminotomy or Foramanotomy

In brief: PT,PainManageSurgery

Only Symptomatic Spinal Stenosis needs to be treated, Non invasive Treatment for pain consists of Physical Therapy and pain meds.
Non Narcotic Nsaids like Naprisyn&Narcotic like Percocet and others Physical Therapy Epidural Steroid Injections And severe and non responsive cases to above treatments SURGERY which may be Laminectomy or Laminotomy or Foramanotomy
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: None to several

If just seen on an imaging study but not causing symptoms or minimal ones, no treatment.
If with symptoms, treatment ranges from activity modification, medication, physical therapy and exercise, epidural steroid injections to surgery which can be minimally invasive to traditional procedures like a laminectomy.

In brief: None to several

If just seen on an imaging study but not causing symptoms or minimal ones, no treatment.
If with symptoms, treatment ranges from activity modification, medication, physical therapy and exercise, epidural steroid injections to surgery which can be minimally invasive to traditional procedures like a laminectomy.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine

In brief: Many things

Depending on the severity, stenosis of the spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery.

In brief: Many things

Depending on the severity, stenosis of the spine can be treated with medications, physical therapy, injections, or surgery.
Dr. Jason Beasley
Dr. Jason Beasley
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