Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the bony canal that cradles the spinal cord, is most common in people over age 50. Their search for relief from back pain often follows a predictable path, from NSAIDS and opioids to chiropractic and alternative medicine. Sometimes, this trial-and-error process can take years and many thousands of dollars. Too often, the sufferer is forced to cut back on work or drops out of the workforce completely long before he or she is ready to retire. The real tragedy? Most of these patients would find relief early on if they knew where to turn: an interventional pain management specialist.
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