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What are exercises i can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?

What are exercises i can do if I have spinal stenosis (l2, l3), spondylolisthesis, and osteopenia?

Several: Weight bearing exercise will increase your bone mass. Since you have stenosis exercises with you sitting or flexed would be comfortable like a bike or on a treadmill with an incline. Yoga and pilates for core stabilization as well. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

Spinal stenosis is medical condition in which openings where nerves leave the spine are narrowed. As a result of the narrowed openings, nerves can get pinched off, leading to symptoms such as pain, ...Read more


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Is walking a good form of exercise for people with spinal stenosis?

Is walking a good form of exercise for people with spinal stenosis?

Depends: Walking may increase spinal stenosis symptoms because the spine tends to be in a more extended position with walking. If walking causes symptoms, patients may consider biking, where the spine is more flexed. ...Read more

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Will exercise help spinal stenosis and how ?

Will exercise help spinal stenosis and how
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Perhaps: Exercise that strengthens the abdominal (tummy) muscles could reduce the curve of the low back (lordosis). This could enlarge the nerve channels slightly. This might suffice in mild cases of stenosis. Aerobic exercise in a flexed position (such as cycling) could improve overall fitness and that might improve symptoms. Exercise may be most beneficial in people with milder, less disabling symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there an exercise to reduce or relieve spinal stenosis?

Yes: Spinal stenosis symptoms arise from pressure on the spinal nerves from spinal canal narrowing. Flexion exercises of the lumbar spine may help decompress the pressure and reduce symptoms. Core and spinal extensor exercises may help build up muscles that support the spine. ...Read more

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What exercises are good for cervical spinal stenosis?

What exercises are good for cervical spinal stenosis?

There is not a : Specific set of exercises for this other than general stretching, cardiovascular and strengthening programs to be in good general shape. ...Read more

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What exercises can help my husband relieve his back pain, he has spinal stenosis?

What exercises can help my husband relieve his back pain, he has spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Back pain has many causes, and sometimes more than one at the same time. A careful diagnosis of the precise cause of the pain is crucial before any treatment, including exercise. I suggest you consult a neurologist or physiatrist (both non-surgical specialist) for a precise diagnosis. Then proceed from there. Spinal stenosis info: http://vsearch.Nlm.Nih.Gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?V%3apro. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to relieve pain from lumbar spinal stenosis?

Flexion: Most exercises help but ones with your lower back in fkexion such as biking or walikng uphill or on a incline are good as are williams flexion exercises and swimming pool workouts. Core exercises are helpful like pilates. ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more