Spinal stenosis is when the space inside the backbone is too small. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in the lower back and neck. Spinal stenosis is very common among those over the age of 50. If you have spinal stenosis, these are some things you can do to help manage it:
- Stretch: Stretching on a daily basis is very beneficial for your body. Stretching helps to reduce pain associated with spinal stenosis because it relieves muscle tension and improves flexibility.
- Exercise: Strengthening your back and core muscles can help to support your spine and improve flexibility.
- Medications: Over-the-counter medications and prescribed medications can help to alleviate the inflammation and pain caused by spinal stenosis.