What are the best treatment options for spinal stenosis?
Though there is no known cure for spinal stenosis at this time, your healthcare provider can offer many treatment options to alleviate pain and manage the condition. The most common treatment options are medication, forms of physical therapy, injections, spinal cord stimulation, the minuteman®, injections, and surgery.
If your pain increases to the point where you cannot function during daily activities, your doctor may recommend surgery with a trusted neurologist for the most severe cases. However, before you choose surgery, consider alternatives; there are many non-surgical treatment alternatives available such as injections, the minuteman® procedure, and spinal cord stimulation. Less than 5% of patients with spinal disorders ever actually require spine surgery due to the wide variety of medications available to relieve pain and inflammation.