Spinal Stenosis

 

Exercises are often ineffective against spinal stenosis.
Wearing a corset or lumbar brace can help stabilize the spine. This may alleviate pain.

Surgery is reserved for severe cases.

  • Decompression laminectomy —the removal of bony spurs or increased bone mass in the spinal canal. This can free up space for the nerves and the spinal cord.
  • Spinal fusion —two vertebrae (back bones) are fused together. This will provide stronger support for the spine. This is almost always done after decompression laminectomy.

 

Prevention

There are no guidelines for preventing spinal stenosis.

 

 

 

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