Does weight loss help spinal stenosis?

Answer On One Hand: Weight Loss May Help Spinal StenosisAccording to John Hopkins Medicine, "losing weight and toning the abdominal muscles with exercise may reduce pressure on the spine." Spinal stenosis... Read More »

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What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spine that normally occurs in the cervical and the lumbar spines (upper and lower spines). The narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerves around the co... Read More »

What causes spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of at least one area in your spine that places pressure on your nerves and spinal cord. Spinal stenosis can cause pain and/or loss of feeling in your shoulders, arms,... Read More »

What is spinal canal stenosis?

Spinal canal stenosis is a marked narrowing of the spine. Although any portion of the spine can be afflicted by stenosis, it is most commonly seen in the lumbar (lower) or thoracic (upper) regions ... Read More »

What drugs can be given for spinal stenosis?

According to the American College of Rheumatology, spinal stenosis "occurs when the small spinal canal that contains the nerve roots and spinal cord becomes restricted," causing pain in the lower b... Read More »