Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Have you experienced

  • Numbness or tingling in a foot or leg?
  • Weakness in a foot or leg?
  • Pain or cramping in one or both legs when you walk or stand for a while?
  • Pain that usually eases when you bend forward or sit?
  • Back pain?

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when there is a prolonged loss of curvature in the lower back with structural deterioration – or osteoarthritis. (If that seems like too many big words in an opening sentence, don’t worry, we’re breaking it down for you here!)

People with lumbar spinal stenosis will usually have symptoms of low back pain, sciatic leg pain, and numbness in the legs that is worsened by walking. However, some people with spinal stenosis may not have symptoms.

The result of severe deterioration can cause the spinal canal to become smaller and result in spinal cord and nerve compression. Spinal stenosis is a progressive disorder that can require surgery if it becomes severe.

At our clinic, we treat many people with spinal stenosis using a multi-disciplinary approach to chiropractic and physiotherapy. Treatments include:

  • Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy that relieves pain and/or numbness in the back, buttocks, hip and leg
  • Laser and acupuncture can reduce pain and inflammation
  • Physiotherapeutic lumbar spinal decompression exercises

These treatments help patients suffering from spinal stenosis to walk further and more comfortably. We can help many cases of spinal stenosis be managed without surgery.

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