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Can I decrease spinal stenosis pain by stretching?

Can I decrease spinal stenosis pain by stretching?

Yes: Absolutely! stretching and strengthening will decrease muscle strain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. This will lead to decreased pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the 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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Will ?Spinal manulipation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Will ?Spinal manulipation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

No: No, it will not alter the spinal canal's size which has become too small for the neural elements which are compressed. In a severe case of spinal stenosis, manipulation has a chance of aggravating the symptoms unless it is gentle traction which may help foraminal stenosis -the region where nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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

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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Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Correct-no: Spinal manipulation cannot correct the problem. However, chinese medicine, acupuncture, and diet changes can help improve symptoms and even reverse some of the damage over time. Research upper cervical chiropractic care as well as crainosacral therapy. As adjuncts they can help improve flow of spinal fluid and blood to the area. ...Read more

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Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Can heat help with spinal stenosis pain?

Maybe if muscles hur: 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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Can back surgery work on spinal stenosis and cervcical and lumbar spondylosis?

Can back surgery work on spinal stenosis and cervcical and lumbar spondylosis?

Yes: Surgery can be very effective in treating symptoms arising from these issues. However, in most cases extensive nonsurgical treatment must be ineffective prior to considering surgery. ...Read more

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What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

Flexibility exercise: Exercises can maintain flexibility but will not prevent the curvature. ...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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Can spinal lumbar stenosis or herniation symptoms greatly improve with weight loss?

One type of stenosis: If your stenosis is from epidural lipomatosis wieght loss will help it wont cure the disc but it. Will put less stress on your failing back that plus core strengthening may result in symptom improvement. ...Read more

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What can help spinal stenosis?

Depends: Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first. Surgical Treatment for spinal stenosis usually consists of decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without fusion. ...Read more

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Will spinal cord stimulation help alleviate pain?

Will spinal cord stimulation help alleviate pain?

It is a good option: If other things have failed everbody is different it doesnt work100% thats why there is a one week trial. ...Read more

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Body hurts constantly. Bulging disc in neck,lumbar hypertrophic disease,beginnings of spinal stenosis.How to ease pain without narcotics?

Physical therapy, ice, Arnica.: physical therapy exercises, including stretching exercises, may be very helpful. Ice applications to the area may decrease pain as well. Arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory that may also give you some relief. Acupuncture, massage, meditation our other conservative approaches that may help you. Spine injections can also be an option. ...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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Will exercise help a bulging lumbar disc?

Will exercise help a bulging lumbar disc?

Yes: Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals. A routine exercise program can help with lower back pain. See your physician before starting any new exercise program. ...Read more

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Can severe spinal stenosis cut off your spinal colum?

Can severe spinal stenosis cut off your spinal colum?

Spinal stenosis: severe spinal stenosis can cause pain, sciatica symptoms. I don't think it can cut off your spinal column or block the spinal fluid that causes severe headaches. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form of manipulation or physical medicine. This is unfortunately a surgical condition, and i would professionally recommend a consultation with a neurosurgeon, vs. An orthopedist. Your condition requires more expertise, and your end result will be better. ...Read more

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2 bulging discs in lumbar spine, partial sacralization of l5- any general stretches i can do to relieve pressure on nerves & daily pain?

2 bulging discs in lumbar spine, partial sacralization of l5- any general stretches i can do to relieve pressure on nerves & daily pain?

Back pain: Core strengthening and lumbar ROM exercises are key for this. Multiple different types. Focus on hamstring stretches as well ...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


Stenosis (Definition)

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