The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog
Spinal stenosis can cause considerable discomfort, numbness or weakness. This happens when the areas that are narrowing put pressure on your spinal cord or nerve roots. If your pain is relatively minor or infrequent, your doctor will most likely recommend treating it with non-surgical methods, such as anti-inflammatory medication, restricted activity, physical therapy or over-the-counter pain relievers. Although these treatments can help, some can be risky. Prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause side effects or trigger adverse reactions. If you would rather avoid these potential complications, natural forms of treatment for stenosis are another option.
Anyone who has ever experienced any level of back pain (whether just for a few moments after carrying a heavy bin of books up a flight a stairs or over what seems like an eternity since you wiped out while trying to learn how to ski) knows that it is often overwhelming and makes you to stop dead in your tracks and think of little else except that pain. When it hits and shoots up your back, in your neck, or even down your legs, all you can think about is alleviating it.