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Is there an exercise to reduce or relieve spinal stenosis?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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 any thing to relieve lumbar spinal stenosis?

Yes: In 15%, it can just get better on its own. Sometimes non op care like medication, exercise, a zero degree lordosis back support or epidural injections can give relief. When indicated surgery can be done via a variety of ways depending on the region and levels involved and if there are any other associated spine problems or underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of relief for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Is there any kind of relief for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Yes: There are many options including physical therapy, medication and epidural steroid onjections that can help. If nonop care fails and the symptoms are such that you cannot live with them, surgery is an option. ...Read more

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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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How could you relieve the pain of spinal stenosis in an 80 year old?

How could you relieve the pain of spinal stenosis in an 80 year old?

Hope this helps: Work with a good physical therapist. Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hands-on osteopathic physician who does omt (omm) is key for maintaining function in a chronic situation. Finally since this is really arthritis in the spine, and has an inflammatory component, eat an anti-inflammatory diet and herbs (find online). ...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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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


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