Alternative Treatments for Spinal Stenosis

Acupuncture and Massage

Written by Jason M. Highsmith, MD

Alternative treatments for spinal stenosis are just that: alternatives to medication, physical therapy, or surgery (the traditional Western approach to medicine).You may consider going to a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner; CAM is a somewhat sweeping grouping of practices and therapies that aren't considered part of conventional medicine right now. It includes acupuncture, homeopathy, and massage.

Although these alternative treatments are not considered part of traditional Western medicine, many patients have reported that these treatments have helped.

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To treat your spinal stenosis pain, you may consider:

As with any treatment for back pain or neck pain, please talk to your doctor before you try something new.  For example, an herbal medication you take may actually interfere with another prescription or over-the-counter medication you're taking.  You don't want to unwittingly harm yourself, so talk to your doctor and make sure that you're clear to try a treatment.

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