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How can I relieve my lumbar spinal canal stenosis pain?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tough diagnosis

Work with a good physical therapist.
Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hands-on osteopathic physician who does omt (omm) is key for maintaining function in a chronic situation. Finally since this is really arthritis in the spine, and has an inflammatory component, eat an anti-inflammatory diet and herbs (find online).

In brief: Tough diagnosis

Work with a good physical therapist.
Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hands-on osteopathic physician who does omt (omm) is key for maintaining function in a chronic situation. Finally since this is really arthritis in the spine, and has an inflammatory component, eat an anti-inflammatory diet and herbs (find online).
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

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. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Several ways

First, about 15% improve or resolve with time.
Medication, exercise, activity modifications as well as use of a zero lordosis back support and even epidural steroid injections can help. If all fail and the symptoms affect you enough and you are medically in good enough health, surgery is an option.

In brief: Several ways

First, about 15% improve or resolve with time.
Medication, exercise, activity modifications as well as use of a zero lordosis back support and even epidural steroid injections can help. If all fail and the symptoms affect you enough and you are medically in good enough health, surgery is an option.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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