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Can I decrease spinal stenosis pain by stretching?

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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
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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
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