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EvilpensEEvilpens Posts: 15
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in New Member Introductions
I am Eric or Evilpens as my username is, 46 just diagnosed with Moderate Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

Going to a Specialist on March 7th & my PCP said he would probably end up giving me a ESI since PT didn't help


  • Sorry you are suffering with the pain of stenosis. Epidural steroid injections are commonly the next course of action.

    Best wishes,

  • Welcome to Spine-Health. You'll find a lot of valuable information throughout the site and the members are very helpful, knowledgeable and supportive.

    I know the pain of lumbar stenosis, as that's what I had as well. I had facet joint injections that didn't work for me, but they can work, especially since you've said yours is moderate. The injections themselves I didn't find painful, and they're fluoroscopy-guided (x-ray) so they'll see in real time where the needle is and where they're injecting.

    I wish you luck on the injections and hope you keep in touch to let us know how it goes.

    Take care,
  • Thank you Cath111 & marirlpn
  • Spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of spaces in the spine, can result in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerves.
    Here are some of the Exercise which can help you,
    1. Double Knee-to-Chest Stretch (1 rep, hold for 10 seconds)
    ● Hug both knees to the chest to relax the spine.

    2. Single Straight-Leg Stretch (3 sets, 10-12 reps total)
    ● Lying supine on a mat, extend the right leg toward the chest, placing the hands around the thigh or calf, and extend the left leg out at a 45-degree angle to the floor ─ or higher, if needed for comfort. (See “Beginners’ Modification” with Single Leg Stretch, above.)
    ● Tighten the abdominals while exhaling and switch legs, pulling the left leg toward the chest.

    3. Double Knee-to-Chest Stretch (1 rep, hold for 10 seconds)

    Please note. Before you start any type of exercise program, make sure you have your doctor's approval. What may be right for one person could harm another

    Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 03/02/11
  • Already doing 9 exercises learned from my Unsuccessful 6 weeks of PT
  • & It is SI Joint Pain caused by my Right leg being Longer than my Left & Because My Right Hip has dropped

    Still Have Moderate Lumbar Spinal Stenosis but he doesn't think that is the cause of my pain, I guess we shall see after the shot on the 22nd
  • Hi Evilpens,

    Welcome you here.

    Sure you will have great time with all of us.
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