Spinal Stenosis Condition Treatment Near You in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, & Estero, FL

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What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a common back pain condition affecting the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. It tends to affect people as they get older.

In the spine there are canals that are formed by the vertebrae in which the spinal cord passes through the nerves branching off it. With arthritis, wear and tear, disc problems, fractures and injuries, the canals can become smaller. In fact, many of the vertebrae will change shape and even grow bone spurs into the canals due to abnormal stresses and strain on the spine!

If you or someone you care about is living with this condition, you know how limiting and difficult it can make everyday life.

Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance in Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL offers physical therapy for spinal stenosis. Contact our clinic today to learn about our treatment options.

Common Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Common symptoms with spinal stenosis are back pain, which often radiates to the shoulders, arms, buttocks or legs. Often numbness, severe pain and burning sensations can occur with compression.

Many people also deal with compromised balancing abilities as well, leading to a greater tendency for falls. Patients with spinal stenosis also find it difficult to walk for 15-30 minutes without increased fatigue to the legs and even pain.

Poor Posture

Degenerative Disc Disease

Sprain / Strain

Hypermobility Syndrome

Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the canals that are formed by the vertebrae. This narrowing can impinge on the nerves exiting your spine and/or the spinal cord itself. Symptoms often include radiating pain from the back/buttocks down into the thighs and sometimes even to the lower legs.

As stenosis progresses, it leads to weakness and loss of balance, making it challenging to tolerate walking long distances and prolonged standing. Fortunately, physical therapy treatments, such as manual therapy, including spinal manipulation, can help provide pain relief.

Back pain can be caused by poor posture. If your posture is incorrect, it can strain other parts of your body, causing pain, inflammation, or dysfunction.

A back sprain occurs when you overstretch the ligaments in your spine, whereas a back strain occurs when you overstretch your back muscles.

Hypermobility means too much motion, which results in instability of the spine. Hypermobility can be when one vertebral body shifts forward, backward, or sideways causing an abnormal spinal alignment.

Symptoms often start as a mild low back ache due to prolonged postures like slumping or sleeping in a prolonged position at night. Most people will experience pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles towards the end of the day and after physical activity. It is also common for fatigue and poor coordination to be a part of this condition.

These can cause significant pain in the back and radiculopathy in your thigh, leg, or foot, as well as other underlying issues. A herniated disc can also cause sciatica, which is quite painful!

The good news is that physical therapy at our Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL clinic can help you if you’re struggling with any of these conditions involving your back.

Degenerative disc disease is another major cause of back discomfort as we age. A dull, painful ache in the lower back is familiar in people with this condition, as is difficulty standing or walking for lengthy periods.

At the bottom of your spine, there is a small triangular bone known as the sacrum. It is located below the lumbar region of the spine and above the tailbone. The sacrum is connected to the pelvic bone on both the left and right sides, creating the sacroiliac joints.

Sometimes these joints begin to move too much or too little; this is known as SI Dysfunction.

When someone has hypermobility (too much mobility) in the joints, ligaments begin to loosen, which can cause issues with movement and lead to pain. Hypermobile sacroiliac joints are often due to pregnancy or after an injury to the ligaments from a fall or accident.

Hypomobility in the sacroiliac joints can occur due to degenerative joint diseases, arthritis, or spinal fusion. When someone has hypomobility (too little mobility) in the joints, they overcompensate, causing problems in nearby joints and soft tissues. This leads to abnormal movements and pain.

While SI Dysfunction typically manifests as pain in the buttocks, it can also spread to surrounding muscles and affect pelvic mobility. This can result in pain and limitations in everyday activities like walking, climbing stairs, and bearing weight on the painful side.

Spinal arthritis is most commonly associated with inflammation of the facet joints in the spine or sacroiliac joints. It can be related to wear and tear, autoimmune disorders, infection, and other conditions.

The most common symptoms are lower back pain with stiffness and loss of mobility in the spine. Difficulty or inability to straighten your back, especially after prolonged sitting or first thing in the morning, are typical complaints.

Some will experience swelling and tenderness over the affected vertebrae and, in severe cases, the feeling of grinding when the spine moves.

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  • You thought that if you waited long enough common symptoms, the pain would diminish and go away.

  • You took the prescribed drugs and didn’t like how they made you feel, AND they only masked the pain temporarily.  It always seemed to come back.

  • You were told back pain is just a part of life and that you just have to deal with it.

  • You looked for help online, but the exercises you found didn’t help…or even made things worse!

  • You tried other treatments—like massage—but nothing changed at all, and you ended up wasting money and time.

  • You figured you could just rest your back for a while, thinking it would calm down, but not only did the pain not go away, you felt like life was just passing you by while you sat around waiting to be pain-free.

How Can a Doctor of Physical Therapy Help Me?

Living with a condition such as spinal stenosis can prove to be very difficult and finding relief on your own is not always easy.

The good news is that with the right physical therapy treatment at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance in Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL, there is a lot that can be done to reinforce the vertebrae by strengthening the muscles around the spine. Furthermore, by improving motion in rigid areas of the spine, regular loads on the spine can be better distributed.

Fortunately, targeted physical therapy treatments, such as spinal manipulation, can help manage the symptoms of spinal stenosis and provide pain relief.

Spinal manipulation is a treatment method that has been known to relieve a large variety of painful conditions, including spinal stenosis and its accompanying symptoms. It is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy that focuses on evaluating and enhancing spinal function. Spinal manipulation helps relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.

Our Approach to Treating the Spinal Stenosis – the Gray Method

If you’re serious about getting to the root cause of your Spinal Stenosis but just have some unanswered questions, then download a copy of Dr. Scott’s best-selling book and learn about the Gray Methodⓒ.

In This Book, You’ll Learn:

  • The Gray Methodⓒ – Our Approach to Assessing and Treating the Lower Back

  • Why Painkillers Are Masking the Real Cause of Lower Back Pain

  • The Real Reason Why Most MSK Injuries Occur, Including Lower Back Pain, Which Stems from a Thing Called “Hypermobility”

  • The Potential Detrimental Effects of Injections

  • The Importance of Considering Surgery as a Last Resort

  • Exploring the Limited Effectiveness of Massages, Chiropractic Care, and Traditional Physical Therapy

  • Unveiling the Significance of Finding the Right and Effective Treatments to Managing & Treating Lower Back Pain eal Cause of Lower Back Pain

  • Plus, Much, Much, More

How Can I Avoid Developing Spinal Stenosis?

There are ways you can move your body to prevent this kind of condition from occurring and causing you problems, such as:

  • Avoiding activities that cause prolonged or repetitive extension of the spine, such as reaching behind you or overhead.
  • Practice hip strengthening exercises.
  • Avoid prolonged sitting, especially in slouched positions.
  • Have a physical therapist to assess your spinal strength and your overall movement abilities.

Get in Contact With Us Today to See if We Can Help

If you or someone you love is living with spinal stenosis or experiencing symptoms and would like to find out for sure what their diagnosis is, call Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance in Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL to schedule an assessment.

Our physical therapists are trained specialists who can assess a variety of movement limitations and create customized treatment plans aimed at helping you feel your best. Call our office today so that we can help you get your life back on track!

If you’re not quite ready to book an appointment but have unanswered questions about whether our services are right for you, we’d love to talk to you over the phone or in person. We call it our Free Discovery Visit. It could be that you also don’t know if we can help you, or maybe you’ve had a bad experience in the past.

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