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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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