Non-Surgical Options




Once your doctor has told you that you have spinal stenosis, treating the condition usually starts with non-surgical, “conservative” treatments. If you experience mild to moderate leg and back symptoms from spinal stenosis, you may find temporary relief from the following non-surgical options:

  • Rest or restricted activity
  • Weight loss
  • Medication (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Injections
  • NSAIDS (i.e. Motrin, Advil or Aleve)

If you’ve tried some or all of these options for at least six months, and your symptoms persist or have gotten worse, it may be time to consider surgical treatment.

This content is for educational purposes only and does not replace having a conversation with your doctor.