Spinal stenosis is one of THE most common complaints we deal with in our practice.
And they will NOT simply vanish on their own.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spaces in the spine narrow down and place pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine.
Typically, this condition is caused by wear-and-tear of the disc which causes the canal where the nerve exits the spine to narrow.
Since spinal stenosis usually occurs in the lower back and neck, those who have this condition may experience both lower back and neck pain. The condition can also cause pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness that can worsen over time.
It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following spinal stenosis signs and symptoms:
- Numbness or tingling in a foot, or leg
- Issues with walking and balance
- Lower back pain when standing, walking, and better with sitting
- Bowel or bladder dysfunction (in severe cases)