Lose extra weight, which not only can relieve symptoms but also can slow progression of
Exercise. Aerobic exercise as well as stretching and
strengthening exercises for the lower back and stomach muscles can relieve
symptoms and improve muscle strength, especially when done 4 or 5 times a week.
The most helpful aerobic exercises include riding a stationary bike (with
the spine flexed in a forward position) and walking on a treadmill with an
Restrict activities that make your symptoms worse.
Depending on the severity and location of your stenosis, these activities might
include walking (especially walking downhill) and standing for a length of
Be sure to talk with your doctor before
you start home treatment.
It is possible that the main title of the report Stenosis, Spinal is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Take medicines only as directed by your doctor. Review medicines
regularly with your primary care doctor, especially if you have more than
one doctor prescribing them. Medicines like sleeping pills and pain relievers may increase your risk for falling.