As we get older, so do our spines. Spinal stenosis is most common in people over the age of 60 and a common cause of lower back pain in this age group. Our Oakville Chiropractor recommends the exercises located on this page for spinal stenosis and all kinds of low back pain. Degenerative changes of the spine can lead to narrowing of two canals; either the central canal where our spinal cords are, or the lateral canals where our nerves exit the spinal cord.
These degenerative changes can create undesirable symptoms for our Chiropractic to treat in the lower back and the legs. Lower back pain or stiffness may be present with this condition, but more often leg symptoms are more predominant. Pain, aching, cramping, a burning sensation, weakness and/or numbness in the buttocks, legs and feet may be a result of spinal stenosis in the lower back.
Due to the degenerative nature of this condition, it can’t be reversed with conservative therapy. The good news is that our chiropractors can help you limit your symptoms and reduce the impact of this condition on daily living. Our chiropractors are spinal experts, and are well trained in techniques to help relieve symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.
These exercises and stretches are designed to help manage spinal stenosis and keep those diagnosed with this condition active and pain-free. These exercises are safe and effective tools to manage spinal stenosis at home in conjunction with manual therapy from our chiropractors.