Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Spine Treatment

Non-surgical spinal stenosis treatment options for patients include exercises: Although a suitable program of spinal stenosis exercises . Activity modification: With this treatment for stenosis, patients are usually counseled to avoid activities that cause adverse spinal stenosis symptoms.Epidural injections: An injection of cortisone into the space outside the dura (the epidural space) can temporarily relieve symptoms of spinal stenosis. Surgical Treatment for Spinal Compression Fractures: When chronic pain from a spinal compression fracture persists despite rest, activity modification, back bracing, and pain medication, surgery is the next step. Surgical procedures used to treat spinal fractures are: Vertebroplasty Kyphoplasty Spinal fusion surgery Nonsurgical Treatment for Spinal Compression Fractures: Pain from a spinal compression fracture allowed to heal naturally can last as long as three months. But the pain usually improves significantly in a matter of days or weeks. • Pain management may include analgesic pain medicines, bed rest, back bracing, and physical activity. Injections treatments for Spinal pain: Epidural Steroid Injections: Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs) are a common method of treating inflammation associated with low back related leg pain, or neck related arm pain. In both of these conditions, the spinal nerves become inflamed due to narrowing of the passages where the nerves travel as they pass down or out of the spine. Lumbar Zygapophysical (Facet) Joint Injections: Facet Joint Injections are performed while you are awake using local anesthetic (numbing) much like when you see the dentist. There are two reasons for having a facet joint injection: diagnosis (to determine the source of pain) and therapy (to treat an abnormality that has been detected).

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