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Spinal Stenosis Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • See a medical provider for a diagnosis and treatment plan if you have pain, numbness, or weakness in your legs.
  • Spinal stenosis can be treated with medication, physical therapy, steroid injections, and surgery.

Symptom relief

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  • Mild to moderate pain caused by spinal stenosis can be treated with OTC pain relievers, changing certain activities, and other lifestyle changes.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Trouble walking
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Recent traumatic injury
  • Symptoms that are rapidly getting worse
  • Inability to control your bowels or bladder (fecal or urinary incontinence)

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