Non-operative Spinal Stenosis Treatment

There are a variety of nonoperative treatment options available for stenosis. Your doctor may suggest:


Initially, your doctor may prescribe analgesics to relieve the pain, along with anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the swelling.

Epidural steroid injection

An epidural steroid injection may be prescribed to provide temporary relief of acute pain and swelling for pain that radiates to the hips or down the leg. It is typically recommended that a patient does not received more than three epidural injections per year.

Activity modification

Activity modification is avoiding those things that cause increased pain.

Exercise and physical therapy

These are special exercises designed to help build endurance, increase your flexibility, and stabilize your spine. Your doctor, along with a trained physical therapist, can determine the right program for your needs.


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