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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.

Small metal devices can be inserted between the bones of the spine, near where the nerve roots leave the spinal cord. These are called interspinous process devices. The idea is to create more space between the bones, to take pressure off the nerve roots. This procedure may be an option for some people.

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Last Updated: June 04, 2014
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