Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. Now spinal stenosis can be treated with the help of a number of modalities. These can include the ones which you have mentioned but you can also try,
1) Painkillers - use of painkillers is key in managing the pain associated with spinal stenosis
2) Neuropathic painkillers - if there is numbness, tingling etc then drugs like lyrica or neurontin can be used
3) Epidural injections - which can be used to reduce the inflammation at the site and improve symptoms
4) TENS therapy which uses electrical stimulation to counter the symptoms associated with spinal stenosis
5) Physiotherapy would be still be conducted even if you have been doing it uptil now
6) Lastly, Surgery is the option which is considered when all other options have failed. The exact surgical procedure would depend upon the location as well as the extent of the stenosis.
7) Rhizotomy/ radiofrequency ablation procedures- which are done to alleviate the pain by essentially destroying the compressed nerve roots
I would suggest that you discuss these options with your doctor and an orthopedic surgeon as well. The height loss is unlikely to be regained however.
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