If Surgery Is Not An Option For Spinal Stenosis, Are There Other Options?

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Question: Hi. My name is Joan. My question is in a case where surgery is not an option for spinal stenosis, are there other options?

Answer: Well Joan, as you know, spinal stenosis just means that the bony canal your spinal cord travels in has grown to a point where the bones are encroaching upon the nerves.

Some of the treatments for spinal stenosis that don't require surgery include steroid injections, and these might be very helpful for you. Other than that, there are some over-the-counter pain medications that can be very useful in the treatment of spinal stenosis.

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