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i walk a lot; is this bad if you have spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
No: Walking with spinal stenosis can cause pain, but nit is important to continue with regular exercise. Once the symptoms interfere with acceptable levels of activity and diminish quality of life because of pain, you may need to explore surgical options.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
No: Exercise is helpful for any chronically painful condition. You will not make ss worse by exercising. However, if it causes you pain, cut back on the duration. You should never exercise to the point of pain.

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Do walkers and jumpers help my baby learn to walk?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: They absolutely do not. In fact, walkers are dangerous and associated with more accidental injuries. The best thing you can do to help your child learn to walk is to give him plenty of floor time, initially tummy time, then scooting/crawling time. This should be in a child-proofed area where you can let him roam free with sturdy furniture to pull up against.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will walking, exercising, or physical therapy cause my clots to break lose?

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Dr. Morgan Daul
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Possibly: Please see your physician regarding clotting. If you do in fact have clotting then you should be seen by your primary care physician for work up of a clotting disorder. If not, then your body will break down clots on its own time. Exercise does not necessarily speed up the process.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are some non-surgical ways to deal with my spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Many little things: Doing things differently than you have been. Pain management can be helpful if it helps you move more normally. Breathing slow and deep helps. Fast and shallow is hyperventilating which aggravates your pain experience. Gentle osteopathic manipulation (no cracking stuff! ) can help increase body awareness and ease of movement. Learning to unclench your jaw will help you learn 2 relax overall.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depends: These arethe result after 8 years follow up for patients have the sugery.There were 68% excellent and good, 22% fair and 10% poor results. Back pain was relieved in 91% of the patients. Leg pain was relieved in 76% of the patients. Numbness was relieved in 87% of the patients. Five patients had re-operations.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Do they do robotic surgery for spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe: Robotics being used in the spinal surgery field is early. Only those fortunate enough to be working and teaching hospitals are probably using robotic aided spinal surgery. There are many procedures especially those procedures requiring implant or hardware where robotics are used. You will find robotic spine surgery available as a universal standard of care. At least not yet. Dr. J.

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