What Is the Treatment for Spinal Stenosis?

Qualified pain management physicians offer non-surgical treatments to relieve symptoms of spinal stenosis and restore function so patients may lead a more active lifestyle. In some cases where there are severe neurological deficits and pain worsens despite non-surgical treatments, a surgical consultation may be necessary. At St Louis Pain Consultants, we are a trusted pain management clinic specializing in treating the causes of chronic pain. Here are the common treatments for spinal stenosis:

Oral Medications

Your doctor may recommend one or a combination of the following medications to ease pain related to nerve compression:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Pain Medication

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin may help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Your healthcare provider may recommend prescription medications with pain-relieving properties, such as muscle relaxants.

We recognize that finding pain relief from spinal stenosis can be difficult. Our advanced training in interventional pain management has helped us diagnose, rehabilitate, and treat individuals with chronic pain. We will recommend the best spinal stenosis treatments depending on the severity of your symptoms and the location of the pain. 

Physical Therapy

A physical therapist can create an exercise program to help improve and strengthen balance, core strength, spine stability, and flexibility. Exercises may involve stretching a few times a day to help ease pain. In addition, pool exercise can be helpful to make it easier to achieve a full range of motion. 

Activities specifically designed to strengthen the abdominal and back muscles may be recommended as well.  Instruction on different ways to walk may help to relieve pressure on the nerves and open up the spinal canal. In some cases, a back brace may be recommended to offer extra support.

Our goal is to offer pain relief and prevent long-term disability so you can get back to your maximum activity level. We use state-of-the-art therapeutic and diagnostic treatments to provide individualized care for everyone. 

Steroid Injections

The areas where the nerve roots are pinched can become irritated and inflamed. The worn areas near the spine where the bone rubs together may also become inflamed and painful. Injecting steroid medication in these areas may help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. 

A person can only get a limited number of steroid injections per year. Steroid injections provide temporary pain relief that offers a window of opportunity to keep doing exercises and stretches.

We are committed to helping you feel whole again. Our team will pinpoint the pain source and utilize a targeted treatment plan, helping to make our approach highly effective.

Contact the Best Pain Management Clinic

St Louis Pain Consultants is a pain management clinic passionate about helping individuals suffering from chronic pain. We understand that chronic pain has many possible causes and treatments. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, so we will do our best to identify the best treatment for you. 

We strive to offer effective treatment by following a progressive program until adequate pain relief is achieved. Contact us today so we can get your pain management process started.

If you are living with chronic pain, seek help from St. Louis Pain Consultants.

We want to help remind you what life without pain feels like.

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