Spinal Stenosis Physical Therapy
Stenosis Physical Therapy
One-On-One, Hands-On Treatments. Long-term, Effective Lumbar and Spinal Relief.
When I first came into Therapydia I could barely move but with the help of Sabrina I was able to get my mobility back. Her attention and ability to assess my injuries was amazing. The exercises she assigned me have made a massive difference in my daily life. I am so thankful to have found Therapydia and to finally be out of pain!
Therapydia is awesome. My therapist is Emily and I could ask for none better! I started with severe back pain. With her help and guidance and patience I am now pain free. Thank you Emily! She also gave me an exercise program I can do at home to continue to improve on my own. During my visits I have interacted with all of the staff. They are a kind and caring group. I highly recommend Therapydia.
Sabrina was my physical therapist. I was seeing her for a back injury that I got at my job. Everyday she would assess my back to see how flexible it was. I never felt like she rushed things and always felt a little better after each visit. She was always very friendly, encouraging and uplifting. Thanks to her I was able to go back to work full time and be able to rough house with my daughter again.
Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief
Spinal stenosis occurs during the narrowing of bone channel where your spinal nerves and cords are located. Although some people are born with spinal stenosis, most develop it as part of a natural degeneration of the spine or through the development of bony growths from osteoarthritis.
The spinal canal typically has ample room for the spinal cord and nerve roots. You won’t necessarily feel the narrowing of the spinal column itself, but when it starts compressing your spinal nerves or spinal cord, feelings of numbness and radiating pain occur. Spinal stenosis has a gradual onset and you may notice minor weakness and changes in posture prior to feelings of numbness or pain.
The narrowing can occur in different parts of the spine, but the effects are similar regardless of location. The two most common spinal stenosis conditions are lumbar stenosis and cervical stenosis.
Signs & Symptoms
- Pain in the rear or leg when sitting down
- Burning or tingling feeling down the leg
- Weakness, or problems with moving your leg or foot
- Contact pain in the buttock
Lumbar stenosis refers to lower back region while cervical stenosis refers to the neck region. Low back or neck pain are common symptoms of spinal stenosis. For lumbar stenosis, sciatica is another common symptom. Sciatica causes radiating pain/numbness from low back to butt and down the leg which makes it painful to engage in physical activities such as walking or biking. Cervical stenosis also causes feelings of numbness, but can also cause paralysis if the spinal cord is compressed too much.
Common symptoms are:
Why Physical Therapy
- Manual, hands-on physical therapy techniques can improve the mobility of stiff joints in your hip, lumbar spine upper back and neck.
- Posture correction can help you relieve pressure from the nerves while you walk, stand and sit.
- Custom exercise programs will help you strengthen muscles and improve flexibility across your spine.
Physical therapy can help you effectively manage your spinal stenosis and studies have shown that it is equally effective as having surgery. Our physical therapists can help you build strength and tolerance and decrease any pain you may feeling.
About Therapydia Portland
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Portland, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on neck and pain treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. In Oregon, you don’t need a doctor’s prescription to see a physical therapist and Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
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