Spinal Stenosis Symptoms in the lower back are due to compression of spinal nerves (Neurogenic Claudication) as well as venous congestion in the veins surrounding the spinal tissues. Spinal Stenosis Symptoms can cause any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Leg Pain
  • Sore Legs
  • Aching Legs
  • Burning in the Legs
  • Numbness and Tingling in the Legs
  • Leg Cramping
  • Buttock Pain
  • Thigh Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • A weakness of the Legs, Buttock and Lower Back

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis symptoms are typically aggravated by postures and activities that further narrow the spinal canal such as:

  • standing up straight
  • walking

People with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis can only stand or walk for short periods of time, which significantly impacts their quality of life. Many are compelled to live a more sedentary lifestyle, which leads to a further decline in their overall health.

Neurogenic Claudication should not be confused with Vascular Claudication, which is a condition of insufficient blood flow due to narrowing of the arteries in the legs. While the 2 conditions share similar symptoms, with Vascular Claudication, relief can be gained by merely standing up and resting.

It is common for people with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Symptoms (Neurogenic Claudication) to alter their posture and stoop forward in an effort to reduce their pain. A person leaning over his/her shopping cart is common because leaning forward increases the size of the spinal canal and reduces nerve pressure as well as vascular congestion in the area. After a period of walking, symptoms are relieved by sitting down and leaning forward.

At My Toronto Chiropractor, Dr. Horowitz offers evidence-based Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
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