Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Treatment for spinal stenosis depends on the severity of the symptoms. Mild symptoms may be treated with rest, a brace, and physical therapy. More pronounced symptoms may be treated with medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroids. Additional treatment may include surgery to alleviate symptoms due to nerve compression.

Specific treatment for spinal stenosis may include:

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat spinal stenosis:

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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