The physical changes of aging are impossible to avoid, but living a fulfilling life as you age is possible thanks to the various treatments available. While you may not be familiar with the condition, spinal stenosis affects a good portion of the population who are 50 years of age or older. Characterized by a narrowing of the spaces between your spine, stenosis can be incredibly painful. In addition to the overall discomfort, spinal stenosis also reduces mobility.
If you suffer from sciatica -- an extremely painful inflammation of the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back to the back of your leg -- you may be desperate for any treatment or medication that will help relieve the chronic pain and numbness you're experiencing. If the normal recommended drugs and therapies aren't giving you much relief, you may have considered turning to alternative ways to treat sciatica. However, spending valuable time and money on ineffective treatments may be just as frustrating as dealing with the pain itself.