Spinal Stenosis Blog Posts

6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

Woman grabbing her back in pain
Learn about how the narrowing of the bony openings in your spine due to stenosis can cause symptoms and signs in your arms and legs, and when these symptoms may indicate a medical emergency.

Could Your Foot Pain Be Caused by a Problem in Your Spine?

Woman rubbing her feet as she is wearing high heels.
Learn about the common causes of foot pain, including when it's caused by a problem in your lumbar spine, and pointers to help you understand the origin of your foot pain.

A Simple Stretch for Sciatica Caused by Spinal Stenosis

Woman lying on the ground performing a back flexion stretch
If your sciatica symptoms are caused by spinal stenosis, back flexion exercises may provide you with meaningful pain relief.

How a Herniated Disc in Your Upper Back Causes Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

Nerve impingement from a herniated disc in the thoracic spine
A thoracic herniated disc can cause upper back pain, numbness, weakness, and radiating pain into the chest or abdomen.

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

Runner in the woods grabbing back in pain
For many people, having a clear understanding of the anatomical structures of the spine and how they can cause pain will help you have a better discussion with your doctor.

How Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy Affects Your Body

Posterior view of the cervical spine highlighting spinal stenosis.
Cervical stenosis with myelopathy can have painful, far-reaching effects on your body and health. Learn how cervical stenosis develops and how to spot the signs and symptoms.

5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Posterior view of the lower back highlighting the lumbar spine.
Many types of low back pain are rooted in the motion of the spine. Learn why certain types of motion cause pain in the spine to find a solution for your low back woes.

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

Posterior view of pelvis with sciatic nerve going down the left leg.
There are several conditions that mimic the shooting, searing pain of sciatica. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

Why Do My Legs Suddenly Give Out?

Medical illustration of a skeleton. The shins are highlighted in red.
Leg weakness may cause sudden buckling, an unsteady gait, and possible falls. Here are a few possible conditions that may cause weakness in your legs.

What Is Your Back Muscle Spasm Telling You?

Posterior view of the lower back showing muscles of the lumbar spine.
Muscle spasms in your back may be a sign that your body is trying to tell you something. Learn how to listen to and treat these painful messages from your muscles.