What Causes Spinal Stenosis?

In the lower back, stenosis is also referred to as Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) and is most commonly caused by a type of arthritis that affects the lower spine (DLSS).

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain and disability in seniors, often leading to a loss of independence. As a result, the elderly tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle which negatively affects their quality of life and life expectancy.

In the next 15 years, the number of people suffering from this disease is expected to grow dramatically with the ageing population.

Most people develop some degree of spinal osteoarthritis with age (a wear and tear type of arthritis), but in some people, the degenerative changes are extensive. Spinal degeneration involves degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease, which are particularly prevalent in the lumbar spine (lower back).

Thickening of the spinal joints and thinning of the spinal discs can cause narrowing of the spinal canals and this can lead to compression of the spinal nerves that travel through the canals to the lower back and legs.  Congestion in the veins surrounding the spine is suspected to be associated with symptoms as well.

Learn about Symptoms of DLSS.

Spinal Stenosis Treatment:

Hope for people suffering from Spinal Stenosis:

Until recently, effective non-operative treatments that are evidence-based were lacking. In March 2017, research was published showing the effectiveness of a new program developed by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Horowitz is now enrolling patients a 6-week, evidence-based, non-surgical approach treatment program,

Dr. Horowitz is trained in  Dr. Carlo Ammendolia’s (of Mount Sinai Hospital) Boot Camp Program for Spinal Stenosis© , the founder of the program.

Call My Toronto Chiropractor Health Clinic at (647) 444-4909 to enroll in Spinal Stenosis treatment or to ask Dr. Leslie Horowitz a question, complete the form below: