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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
If you have spinal stenosis stretching is not going to help. It is the narrowing of the nerve canal causing pinched nerve/s. Hence, the analogy of Roto Rooter. Basically the boring out of the canal, giving the nerve/s room. Hopefully, resulting in relief from the pain.
MRI confirmed severe lumbar stenosis about 10 years ago. But it does help. Not just stretching, but many different activities including heavy weight lifting. Went Alpine skiing today, snowshoeing yesterday, back was OK, everything else got really tired today. Spinning and strength work at the gym tomorrow due to snowpocalypse. Just hope I have the strength and energy, but farting it off, as we used to say in the Army, is no longer an option. Maybe someday that won't work anymore and I'll have to have back surgery, but that certainly isn't my first option. I don't know what's involved in presenting so that one can get insurance to pay for a laminectormy. I suspect it's something like not being able to walk anymore.
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