Restricted Activity for Spinal Stenosis

lower back brace for spinal stenosis

A lumbar corset may help when symptoms persist

Because strict bed rest can lengthen the healing time as a result of muscular stiffness and de-conditioning, bed rest for short periods interspersed with light activity and the use of a lumbar corset are often advised.9,10 The rationale for decreasing physical activity is to allow any inflammatory reaction to subside, sometimes resulting in temporary relief of symptoms.

Optionally low-intensity vibration may help spinal stenosis sufferers stay active during times of bed rest or when symptoms persist.