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What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?
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Dr. Loren Lewis
Occupational Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several
There are nonsurgical treatments that may heal some cases- usually a combination of medication, physical therapy, and epidural injections.
If surgery is eventually required, there are several procedures that are done. These will be described by the consulting neurosurgeon. See http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-treatment-and-prognosis?Source=search_result&search=lumbar+spin.

In brief: Several
There are nonsurgical treatments that may heal some cases- usually a combination of medication, physical therapy, and epidural injections.
If surgery is eventually required, there are several procedures that are done. These will be described by the consulting neurosurgeon. See http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-treatment-and-prognosis?Source=search_result&search=lumbar+spin.
Dr. Loren Lewis
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several
This can range from no treatnent if little to no symptoms to exercise, activity modification, medication, physical therapy followed by home exercises, epidural steroid injections and surgery if no symptom improvement and symptoms warrant it and you are medically stable done by an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon.

In brief: Several
This can range from no treatnent if little to no symptoms to exercise, activity modification, medication, physical therapy followed by home exercises, epidural steroid injections and surgery if no symptom improvement and symptoms warrant it and you are medically stable done by an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Somewhat
There are a multitude of treatments for spinal stenosis which to some extent can "cure" the symptoms of spinal stenosis to variable degrees.
For example, an epidural steroid injection can sometimes cure the symptoms of spinal stenosis for a long time, sometimes well over a year at a time. But with any treatment, the symptoms can return, even if surgery is done symptoms can return.

In brief: Somewhat
There are a multitude of treatments for spinal stenosis which to some extent can "cure" the symptoms of spinal stenosis to variable degrees.
For example, an epidural steroid injection can sometimes cure the symptoms of spinal stenosis for a long time, sometimes well over a year at a time. But with any treatment, the symptoms can return, even if surgery is done symptoms can return.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: Common problem
For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial.
A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. Check out spinehealth .Com.

In brief: Common problem
For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial.
A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. Check out spinehealth .Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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