Stenosis, or lumbar spine stenosis, is a condition that can occur later in life usually after the age of 55 to 60. Wear and tear in the spine, like the rest of the body, is inevitable and is not to be feared but in some people this process can lead to changes which can cause pain and decreased movement and function.
Stenosis specifically refers to a narrowing of the ‘openings’ in the spinal canal that allows the spinal nerves to exit and travel down to the buttocks, thighs, legs and feet (the lower limb). People with stenosis experience pain and discomfort in one or multiple areas of the lower limb and on one or both sides. Usually the pain is worse when standing and when walking.
Stenosis has been shown to be effectively managed with an intensive course of manual therapy, focussed exercise and guided self-management.
If you think you have been suffering with pain related to lumbar spine stenosis, call us on 01172 696 611 and book in to see one of our chiropractors.
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