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What are different ways to treat back spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Injections surgery

Traction surgery is quite effectivewith low complication ratr for cental canal stenosis foraminal stenosis is trickier to treat.

In brief: Injections surgery

Traction surgery is quite effectivewith low complication ratr for cental canal stenosis foraminal stenosis is trickier to treat.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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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. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine

In brief: Physical Therapy

Physical therapy and pain medications (as needed) are appropriate first line.
Spinal stenosis due to degenerative changes is relatively slowly progressive. If necessary, decompression laminectomy can be performed; but it is better to wait till it is truly necessary.

In brief: Physical Therapy

Physical therapy and pain medications (as needed) are appropriate first line.
Spinal stenosis due to degenerative changes is relatively slowly progressive. If necessary, decompression laminectomy can be performed; but it is better to wait till it is truly necessary.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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