If you are looking for treatment for Spinal Stenosis in Louisiana, LA Health Solutions is the place to go. One type of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis is usually treated with surgery. However, many people are turning to physical therapy because the results are just as beneficial and come with fewer complications. Surgery can have life-threatening complications, and this can deter patients from seeking surgery.
In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed. This puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves extending from the lumbar vertebrae, the five bones between the rib cage and the pelvis that make up the lower part of the spine.
Spinal stenosis usually results from degeneration of discs, ligaments, or any of the joints between the interlocking vertebrae that form from the spine. This causes a painful disabling of the spinal canal.
The typical symptoms of spinal stenosis are:
Pain in the groin, upper thigh, and buttocks. This pain is very similar to sciatica.
Pain with standing or walking
Pain that worsens when you lean back
For most people with lumbar spinal stenosis, there are no hard and fast rules for choosing the right treatment, especially when deciding whether to have surgery for lower back pain. Physical therapy for spinal stenosis includes lumbar flexion exercises, general conditioning exercises, and lower-extremity flexibility exercises. Those that suffer from spinal stenosis should avoid postures involving hyperextension of the lumbar spine. However, after physical therapy, if you are still experiencing a significant amount of pain, surgery might be your best option.
Here at LA Health Solutions, we have a talented and experienced staff of physical therapists that can help treat conditions such as spinal stenosis. If you have been experiencing pain, we want to help you get back to living your best life: free of pain. With a location in Slidell, Kenner, Metairie, New Orleans East, and Uptown, you don’t have to continue living in pain. Come to LA Health Solutions today!