Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

'Lumbar spinal stenosis' ('LSS') is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves at the level of the lumbar vertebra. This is usually due to the common occurrence of spinal degeneration that occurs with aging. It can also sometimes be caused by spinal disc herniation, osteoporosis or a tumor. In the cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) region it can be a congenital condition to varying degrees. Spinal stenosis may affect the cervical or thoracic region in which case it is known as cervical spinal stenosis or thoracic spinal stenosis. In some cases, it may be present in all three places in the same patient. Lumbar spinal stenosis results in low back pain as well as pain or abnormal sensations in the legs, thighs, feet or buttocks, or loss of bladder and bowel control.
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  • Low back pain
  • Abnormal sensations in the legs, thighs, feet or buttocks
  • Loss of bladder and bowel control
  • Weakness in the lower extremity
  • Fatigue
  • Commonly bilateral and symmetrical leg symptoms, but they may be unilateral
  • Leg pain is usually more troubling than back pain
  • Age related degeneration
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Osteoarthtis
  • Tumor
  • ROM and stretching
  • Core stabilization
  • Lower extremity strengthening



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