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Spinal Stenosis – Natural Remedies To Handle The Pain!

We all have heard these complaints from our grandparents – back and neck pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, etc. Orthopaedists often use the term ‘spinal stenosis’ to explain these symptoms.

So, what is spinal stenosis? How common is this affliction? And how do we treat it at home?

Let’s discuss this now.

What Is Spinal Stenosis?


As we age, so do our bones. The wear and tear over the years lead to degeneration of our bones leading to narrowing of the spinal canal. This degenerative condition is called spinal stenosis.

Our spine is formed of vertebrae stacked upon each other along with muscles, ligaments, nerves, and intervertebral disks. As we grow older, the space around the spinal cord narrows placing additional pressure on nerves and muscles. This leads to pain in various parts of the body such as the lower back, back, neck, shoulder joints, and legs.

How common is spinal stenosis and what are its symptoms?

According to OrthoInfo, as many as 95% of people by the age of 50 face degeneration in the spine. Spinal stenosis is very common in senior citizens above 60 years of age. 

Symptoms to watch out for once you hit 50 are:

In severe cases, the spinal stenosis may even lead to loss of function in the hands, problems with balance and loss of control with bladder/ bowel movements.

Are there any natural remedies to treat spinal stenosis? How do we treat it at home?

There is no cure for spinal stenosis, no treatment that can reverse the degenerative process like spinal stenosis. However, the symptoms such as pain can be relieved and we can try our best to lower the rate of degeneration of our bones.

Age and the accompanying degeneration are irreversible. However, regular exercise, a healthy lifestyle, healthy food choices and long and undisturbed sleep will go a long way to ensure your spine remains in the best possible condition for as long as possible.

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