Away back when I pinpoint this FMS beginning stage, say 7 years, I had no spinal stenosis....then a year or so after MRI said I had generalized stenosis; then WHAMMO I got a case of spinal stenosis from cervical to LS. I was told by my diabetes man that I must absolutely cease sweeping,mopping, standing to do dishes et al. No lifting. He said that caused the nerve entrapment to excellerate. Any out there know anything about this? Lil'