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Cervical spinal stenosis is a broad term which refers to a range of symptoms which can result from the narrowing of the cervical spinal canal in the neck. This may be due to age, injury, or degeneration. Narrowing of spinal canal can result in compression of spinal cord & affect the function of spinal cord.
Cervical spine stenosis appears to be very common after certain age. It has been estimated that cervical stenosis was present in 5% of the adult population, 6.9% of the population fifty years of age or older, and 9% of the population seventy years of age or older. Cervical spine stenosis is most commonly causes cervical myelopathy in 50+ aged patients.
Characteristics/Clinical Presentation
. Potential symptoms may include:
• Pain in neck or arms
• Arm and leg dysfunction
• Weakness, stiffness or clumsiness in the hands
• Leg weakness
• Difficulty walking
• Frequent falling
• Urinary urgency which may progress to bladder and bowel incontinence.
Physical Therapy Management at SOS Physio
There are different non-surgical treatments for cervical spinal stenosis such as physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and osteopathy. Physical therapy at SOS Physio can also include the use of heat or ice packs, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and massage. These treatments can relax tight muscles and ease pain or discomfort. Physical therapy management is aimed at reducing pain and increasing the patient’s function.
Our physical therapy program includes:
• Stretching exercises: These exercises are aimed at restoring the flexibility of the muscles of the neck, trunk, arms and legs.
• Manual therapy: Cervical and thoracic joint manipulation to improve or keep range of motion.
• Heat therapy: to improve blood circulation to the muscles and other soft tissues.
• Cardiovascular exercises for arms and legs: This will improve blood circulation and enhance the patient’s cardiovascular endurance and promote good physical conditioning.
• Aquatic exercises: to allow your body to exercise without pressure on the spine.
• Training of activity of daily living (ADL) and functional movements.
Why us?
At SOS PHYSIO, we make a difference in patient’s lives through positivity. Contagious enthusiasm and energy are evident in every SOS Physio’s team member and are tangible expressions of our positivity.
Please contact your local SOS PHYSIO center for more information

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