Spinal stenosis and backward bends
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:11 am
Hi! I'm new to this forum...just bought the Rebuild Your Back book, and am about to begin the exercises. But I'm very worried about a number of them, such as the Cobra, which require backward bending. I have severe stenosis at L5-S1, and very pronounced lordosis. I am already very flexible in a forward bend. Physical therapists have told me not to bend backward, as it would exacerbate my left leg pain, weakness, and foot numbness. Has anyone had experience with the backward bending exercises combined with the stenosis and lordosis?