Spinal Stenosis Blog Posts

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

Woman rubbing her feet as she is wearing high heels.
Nerve pain in your foot is often provoked by problems within the foot itself, but in some cases it may be caused by a problem in your lumbar spine. Read on to learn about the common causes of foot pain and helpful pointers to help you understand the origin of your foot pain.

6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

woman with back 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.

A Simple Stretch for Sciatica Caused by Spinal Stenosis

Back Flexion
If your sciatica symptoms are caused by spinal stenosis, back flexion exercises may provide you with meaningful pain relief. Read on to learn simple flexion exercises for sciatica pain relief and long-term healing benefits.

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

Thoracic Herniated Disc Nerve Impingement
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

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy
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

Cervical spinal stenosis video walkthrough
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

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?

Animated video still of an irritate sciatic nerve
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?

Cauda Equina Syndrome
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?

Muscle Spasm
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.