Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Emily treats spinal stenosis with physical therapy

Dr. Emily is an expert in treating lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis. With experience in manual therapy techniques and guided exercises, Dr. Emily will work with you to create a therapy plan that alleviates spinal stenosis symptoms and improves mobility.

What is spinal stenosis?Lumbar Spinal Stenosis | Columbia Orthopaedic Group

A common cause of neck and lower back pain, spinal stenosis occurs when the space around the nerve roots of the spine becomes compressed. This puts pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine, causing pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness over time.

Spinal stenosis can occur either in the neck or in the lower back. When the spinal narrowing occurs in the neck, it’s called cervical stenosis, and discomfort occurs in the neck as well. Spinal narrowing in the lower back, which causes pain in the lower back and legs, is called lumbar stenosis. Lumbar stenosis is the most common form of spinal stenosis.

Source: Mayo Clinic