The word ‘stenosis’ literally means a passage that is narrower than it ought to be. The spine of your body is made up of number of vertebra that is joined together. The joints have gaps with discs or cushions that act as shock absorbers and provide tensile strength to the spine for bending and balancing of the body. The narrowing of these joints is called spinal stenosis.
The condition s can cause a number of medical complications. It is extremely painful, in and around the area where the stenosis has occurred.
The treatment of this disorder is based on a combination of medication and exercise. Spinal Stenosis exercise is meant to decompress the joints so that the nerves and the cushions under pressure are relived and the patient gets relief from the pain. The doctors will not ask you to exercise from the very first day. You will be required to rest, take medicine to deal with the pain and then start up an exercise regime.
Some spinal stenosis exercises are as follows-
*Lie on floor with your back and remain in a relaxed position. Slowly raise one of your legs upward and try to keep it as straight as possible. Count up to fifteen, and slowly bring down the leg. Do the same with the other leg. Repeat this exercise five times.
*Stand straight in a doorway and hold your arms above your head in a straight position. Lean towards the forward direction till you feel some kind of stretch on your shoulders. Stay in this position for 30 seconds and relax slowly. Repeat three or four times.
*Lie flat over the stomach with a folded pillow under the chest. Now keep your rotated arms straight and raise your hand towards the ceiling. This will squeeze the shoulders and the blades will come closer. Lower the arms gently after 10 seconds.
These exercises will provide immense benefit in the treatment of stenosis. However, it is always recommended to consult a medical professional in the form of a doctor or physiotherapist before beginning an exercise regime.