In this video Dr. Graham, a chiropractor discusses different treatment methods for spinal stenosis.
The most common way Dr. Graham states that people treat their stenotic pain is by way of non steroidal anti-inflammatories, more commonly known as NSAIDS. This will include Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil and Motrin. The problem with type of treatment is many people take more than they should and it can lead to abrasions in the stomach lining.
Another method people commonly use is prescription medications. These may range from prescription anti-inflammatories to prescription pain pills. Some of these are very addicting and one needs to be very careful when considering these. Moreover, the average prescription medication carries 70 side effects.
Steroid injections are popular with spinal stenosis. These two carry side effects, one of which it makes the bones soften and weakens the tendons and ligaments. This is why there is a limit of three per year.
Finally, surgery is being recommended on a daily basis with stenosis patients. This is a major surgery because it is a de-compressive one and most of the time it is with the more elderly patient so there is higher risk of infection.
Dr. Graham uses a computerized adjusting instrument to treat his patients that have spinal stenosis. This is a de-compressive type adjustment and he has a lot of success with this treatment method. In addition, it does not carry the risk that drugs and surgeries carry. Dr. graham reports that a high percentage of his patients are relieved of his pain with these specialized adjustments.