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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Other Treatment

Physical therapy is an important treatment for spinal stenosis. It can help with pain and build muscle strength.

Your physical therapist may teach you exercises to strengthen your abdominal (belly) muscles, which will help support your spine. You may also learn exercises to help maintain flexibility and reduce inflammation.

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Alternative and complementary medicine therapies, such as acupuncture, are used by some people to relieve pain from spinal stenosis.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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