Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief

In this quick video, Dr. Rowe (St. Joseph, MI chiropractor) shows how to get quick spinal stenosis pain relief. Watch now and get feeling better!



Here's 3 really simple and effective stretches to help tackle issues caused by spinal stenosis. They focus on increasing mobility in the lower back, and helping relieve pressure off a pinched sciatic nerve. 👍

As a recap, spinal stenosis is a main instigator of sciatica. It happens when the holes where the nerve roots leave the spine become closed off. ⚡ This causes pinched nerves and shooting, traveling pains.⠀

▶️ Be sure to check out our previous post that goes more into detail about the causes of spinal stenosis, it's really helpful. ⠀

When treating sciatica from spinal stenosis, concentrating on flexion stretches (forward bending) ↘️ is the way to go. Flexing the lower back helps to increase the size of those previous mentioned holes, and allows the nerve to travel through with less impingement. ⠀

Tip: this is why it often feels better when leaning forward (such as using a walker or shopping cart) rather than standing up straight.⠀


1️⃣ Forward bend: sitting in a chair, with good posture, slowly start to lean forward until a stretch is felt in the lower back. Hold for 15 seconds, relax and repeat 3-5 times.⠀
2️⃣ Knee-to-chest: while lying on the back, bring one or both knees up towards the chest for a gentle stretch. Hold for 15 seconds, relax, repeat 3-5 times.⠀
3️⃣ Lumbar rotation: while lying on the back, bend the knees while keeping the feet flat. With the legs together, slowly bend to one side and hold for 2-3 seconds, then repeat on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. ⚠️ Make sure to keep the hips and back flat, move with the legs only. ⠀

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Chiropractic in St. Joseph, MI — Dr. Michael Rowe

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