Non-surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

What Treatments a Spine Expert Recommends Before Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Wang, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at UCLA, talks about the non-surgical treatment options for spinal stenosis.  Conservative treatments are always tried first, except in the most severe cases (where you have, for example, lost bowel or bladder control).

He runs through the gamut of treatment options, including rest to give your body a chance to heal itself.  If your pain isn't overwhelming or debilitating, you can give it time and see if it improves.  Dr. Wang also reviews other typical non-surgical options, including medication, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and even acupuncture.

Updated on: 08/11/14
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