5 doctors weighed in:
Can I decrease spinal stenosis pain by stretching?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that results in pressure on the nerves within the spine and nerve pain or sciatica in the legs.
Stretching and strengthening can help in many instances and definitely won't hurt. However, patients with advanced spinal stenosis, stretching an strengthening may not be effective. As a last resort, surgery can reliably relieve spinal stenosis.

In brief: Yes
Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that results in pressure on the nerves within the spine and nerve pain or sciatica in the legs.
Stretching and strengthening can help in many instances and definitely won't hurt. However, patients with advanced spinal stenosis, stretching an strengthening may not be effective. As a last resort, surgery can reliably relieve spinal stenosis.
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee
Thank
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Absolutely! stretching and strengthening will decrease muscle strain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine.
This will lead to decreased pain.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely! stretching and strengthening will decrease muscle strain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine.
This will lead to decreased pain.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors