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Lower back pain. MRI shows mild absolute lumbar spinal stenosis. Can I undergo treadmill test?

A week back I had sever lower back pain and MRI showed that I have mild absolute lumber spinal stenosis . I have taken bed rest, medication and physiotherapy . With this As on today I do not have pain. I need to under go trade mill test for at least 20 minutes of as a part of job requirement. Please advice can I under go.
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Hi Mr Jyothishetti,

There is no specific contraindication from undergoing a treadmill test due to the lumbar canal stenosis. There is a risk that if you get your back pain, this may limit your performance on the treadmill test. Further, there is also a small chance that the effort of the treadmill test can cause worsening of the low back pain.

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Answered: Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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