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Is there a brace I can wear to fix my spinal stenosis?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Braces do not change the narrowing.
In the neck (cervical spine), a brace can reduce symptoms of stenosis (myelopathy) in mild cases and in those who are not candidates for surgery. In theory, a brace that flexes (bends the spine forward) the low back could reduce lumbar stenosis symptoms, but it would probably be uncomfortable to wear.

In brief: No
Braces do not change the narrowing.
In the neck (cervical spine), a brace can reduce symptoms of stenosis (myelopathy) in mild cases and in those who are not candidates for surgery. In theory, a brace that flexes (bends the spine forward) the low back could reduce lumbar stenosis symptoms, but it would probably be uncomfortable to wear.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Spinal stenosis arises from arthritic changes in the spine, leading to spinal canal narrowing and symptomatic nerve compression.
Bracing is not a widely prescribed treatment for spinal stenosis. Common options for spinal stenosis include medications, therapy services, spinal injections, and surgery.

In brief: No
Spinal stenosis arises from arthritic changes in the spine, leading to spinal canal narrowing and symptomatic nerve compression.
Bracing is not a widely prescribed treatment for spinal stenosis. Common options for spinal stenosis include medications, therapy services, spinal injections, and surgery.
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The best treatment for spinal stenosis is to strengthen the paraspinal muscles with exercise.

In brief: No
The best treatment for spinal stenosis is to strengthen the paraspinal muscles with exercise.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
In mild cases this may work. Surgical decompression is best if symptoms are severe.
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