Did you know that physical therapy can help treat spinal stenosis, a condition in which the space surrounding the spinal cord is reduced, leading to increased pressure on the spinal cord and nerves?
This condition can cause pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and even bowel issues. Although some people are born with smaller spinal canals, trauma and injury to the spine, thickened ligaments, herniated discs, tumors, and the growth of bone spurs can also cause spinal stenosis.
Early detection and treatment are crucial, and physical therapy can help relieve pressure in the spinal canal through exercise programs customized to relieve pain, maintain flexibility, and strengthen the body. With the help of a physical therapist, patients can learn optimal ways to maintain movement and relieve joint stress, preventing severe limitations and the need for surgery.