Can you exercise with severe spinal stenosis?
If you are in pain from spinal stenosis, you probably don’t even want to think about exercising. However, as counterintuitive or impossible as it sounds, exercise, stretching, and movement can help relieve your spinal stenosis pain. Exercise, stretching, and movement can help relieve your spinal stenosis pain.
What can make spinal stenosis worse?
Spinal stenosis symptoms tend to worsen the more you walk without treating it since the leading cause is a contraction of the spinal cord, which irritates the leg nerves. The irritation of the terms causes inflammation, and so this should be part of the treatment.
How do you stay active with spinal stenosis?
- Some people find bicycle riding an enjoyable and rewarding activity.
- Others find swimming to be a positive activity, or water therapy (which is exercise in a pool).