Nonsurgical treatment options focus on spinal rehabilitation and pain management. The underlying narrowing of the spinal canal is unchanged by non-operative methods . However many people report that these treatments do help relieve symptoms.
Physiotherapy. This may comprise strengthening and stretching of lumbar and abdominal muscles, and massage.
Acupuncture. Acupuncture can help reduce muscle spasms and back pai that can accompany spinal stenosis but there is no evidence to demonstrate that it reduces the synmptoms of spinal stenosis.
Laser: there is evidence to support the use of laser therapy to address back pain
Anti-inflammatory medications may help reduce swelling around a nerve and reduce pain over a 7 – 10 day course. These medications include Nurofen, Voltarol, and Difene.
Long term use can cause complications including gastritis or stomach ulcers, kidney and cardiac problems. You should check with your doctor if you have a history of cardiac problems, asthma, or gastric problems before starting these medications and stop them immediately if you develop any abdominal pain