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Can I decrease spinal stenosis pain by stretching

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
20 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Absolutely! stretching and strengthening will decrease muscle strain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. This will lead to decreased p ... Read More
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Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that results in pressure on the nerves within the spine and nerve pain or sciatica in the legs. Stre ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Agudelo
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain management: Next step may be to discuss non operative options with a spine surgeon or pain management anesthesiologist. Options may include epidural steroid injec ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Epidural steroids: Possibly could try epidural steroids or even surgical intervention in the other direction might consider accupuncture.
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Stenosis: See a spine surgeon if your canal is too smsll there is only one way to make it bigger therapy and yoga can't make your canal bigger get some DX confi ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pressure on cord: Imagine an hour glass with wide base and narrow center. Now consider that the spinal cord rests in a wide canal with ample room. But bulging discs, bo ... Read More
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Dr. Myles Greenberg
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Spinal narrowing: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal (which contains the spinal cord and nerves) caused by enlargement of the surrounding ligaments and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine surgeon: Whether or not you need surgery, an experienced neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon is the best resource to educate you in the treatment options ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
33 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Spinal stenosis can be congenital but is also acquired with aging, or trauma, by either arthritis, herniated discs or even vertebral collapse as peopl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can't: The size of the canal is inherited. The secondary degenerative leading to further narrowing is also linked to genetics. You may be able to reduce this ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It can be very: Painful. It is a decrease in space in the spinal canal which then impends on your spinal cord and/or nerve roots. It can be painful, which may decreas ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not really: Spinal stenosis can be caused by many things. But as long as the canal is narrowed, by a variety of things, we call it stenosis. Congenital stenosis ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal stenosis: Many possibilities. Proper help depends on accurate and thorough diagnosis. Spinal stenosis can occur at many different levels of the spine and can ... Read More

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