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What procedures help treat lumbar spinal stenosis?

The primary non-surgical procedural treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis is epidural injections.

Doctors try to treat lumbar stenosis as conservatively as possible, which could include simply a combination of mild medications, physical therapy and then, if necessary, injections in the spine. This can often help the symptoms significantly. Some people require a simple decompression where doctors open up the area around the nerves and take all the pressure off of them. Other people, if they have more problems than simple stenosis, will require a fusion.

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