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How can you cope with spinal stenosis pain?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain management

Their is a specialty that deals directly with helping patients with pain and it is known as pain management.
I would not hesitate to ask your physician to refer you to a pain specialist.

In brief: Pain management

Their is a specialty that deals directly with helping patients with pain and it is known as pain management.
I would not hesitate to ask your physician to refer you to a pain specialist.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

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. 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 or using a soft cervical collar backwards 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 or using a soft cervical collar backwards 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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