What Are the Treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Q:
What are the treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis?

A:
The goals of treatment for spinal stenosis are to relieve pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs, to make it easier for you to move around, and to improve your quality of life.

Treatments include:

  • Home treatment, such as exercising, using over-the-counter pain medicines, and losing extra weight.
  • Physical therapy, to provide education, instruction, and support for your self-care.
  • Prescription medicines to relieve pain.
  • Surgery, although most cases don’t need this treatment.

Be sure to talk with your doctor before you start a treatment.

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