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    Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Treatment Overview

    The goals of treatment for spinal stenosis are to relieve pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs, to make it easier for you to move around, and to improve your quality of life.

    Treatments include:

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    • Home treatment, such as exercising, using over-the-counter pain medicines, and losing extra weight.
    • Prescription medicines to relieve pain.
    • Physical therapy, to provide education, instruction, and support for your self-care.
    • Surgery, although most cases don't need this treatment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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