Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. It is when the spaces between the bones of spinal cord get narrow. Narrowing of bone puts pressure on the nerves that run from your spine to your arms and legs that causes pain. It occurs most often in your lower back or neck. It generally occurs in people older than 50. Although, young people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk of getting spinal stenosis. Diseases such as scoliosis & arthritis can also cause spinal stenosis too.

Types of spinal stenosis

  • Cervical stenosis- It is when the narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your neck.
  • Lumbar stenosis- It is when the narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your lower back.

Symptoms

-Lumbar spinal stenosis

  • Numbness or tingling in a foot or leg
  • Back pain
  • Pain or cramping in one or both legs when you stand for long periods of time or when you walk, which usually eases when you bend forward or sit
  • Weakness in a foot or leg

Cervical spinal stenosis

  • Numbness or tingling in a hand, arm, foot or leg
  • Problems with walking and balance
  • In severe cases, bowel or bladder dysfunction (urinary urgency and incontinence)
  • Weakness in a hand, arm, foot or leg
  • Neck pain

Causes

  • Spinal injuries
  • Overgrowth of bone
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Herniated disks
  • Tumors

Physical therapy at SOS PHYSIO Rehab

SOS PHYSIO’s physical therapist can teach you exercises that may help in building up your strength, improving your balance & maintaining the flexibility and stability of your spine.

There are many physical therapy treatments such as Manual therapy & Active Release Techniques (ART) are found to be very effective in treating this type of disorder.
For more information- Contact your local SOS PHYSIO clinic.

Tags- Physical therapy for spinal stenosisPhysical therapy clinic AventuraPhysical therapy clinic Sunny IslesPhysical therapy clinic HallandalePhysical therapy clinic HollywoodPhysical therapy clinic MiamiMedicare physical therapy Hallandale,  Best physical therapy clinic Aventura

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *