• Rita M. Montiel Rita M. Montiel
    May 11, 2009
    I have leg pain in both legs all the time, the legs feels stiff physicians says its spinal sponisis
    Rita M. Montiel Rita M. Montiel
    May 11, 2009

    what so I do about the pain. I had three injections in the spine, physical therapy and it seems nothing works. I cannot walk for a long period of time, I don't want to be on medications and other alternatives do I have.

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    May 13, 2009
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    May 13, 2009

    The leg pain from spinal stenosis is a type of nerve pain. What can be Done for it? Please link to the answer which is geared toward treating nerve pain with medications.  

    However, I can give you few more words about spinal stenosis alternatives. Most people with pain from spinal stenosis feel better when leaning on a shopping cart (sound familiar?). This supported,bent position opens up the pinched areas of the spine, relieving the stress on the joints and nerves. Thus, in order to improve walking tolerance, I always recommend trekking sticks, walking sticks, canes, or walkers to those who experience pain from spinal stenosis. With the right tool to lean on, you too can walk further comfortably.

     

    Happy trails!

     

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD 

    • tressa
      April 18, 2012
      tressa
      April 18, 2012

      that the same as I have .. I can't walk anywhere cause of it .. the last time I did by the time I got back home I had spasms all over my body and found it hard to breathe .. but it was never this bad until I took meds for my Cholestertol .. and as you mention going shopping is only possible if I have a shopping cart .. ( could the meds have made it worse, for I know the do cause leg pain .. even tho I stop taking them cause of it by order from the doctor ) ........

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