Back pain is one of the most common complaints osteopaths will see patients for. It is estimated that almost half of the UK adult population will report back pain which lasts more than 24 hours at some point each year. Read more…
Headaches are a common complaint which most of us are likely to have experienced at some stage in our lives. The causes of headaches are as varied as their presentation and some of these causes we may be able to help. Read more…
The ageing process is one that affects us all, to varying degrees. As we age, the joints tend to become a little stiffer, the muscles a little weaker and less bulky and we generally feel a little slower. Read more…
Few of us are likely to conclude that we have perfect posture. Most of us probably spend too much time slumped at our laptop, staring at a screen at work or stand slouched, as it ‘feels more comfortable’. Read more…
Stress is a general part of everyday life in the modern world, but it is how we deal with and control stress that is the key. What is a stress to one person, may not be to another and our mechanisms for dealing with and handling stress vary. Read more…
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Spinal stenosis is a condition which affects many people and happens when the space around the spinal cord becomes narrowed.
This occurs most commonly in the lumbar region, but can occur in the cervical region too.
As the space becomes narrow, there may be pressure on the spinal cord and also the supporting blood and nerve supplies too. This will then affect levels below the area of restriction.
The main reason for the narrowing is wear and tear due to arthritic change. Arthritis can lead to bony outgrowths on your joints and thickening of ligaments too, which can encroach the spinal canal.
Sometimes vertebral collapse can also cause this as a result of trauma or osteoporosis.
It is common for patients who have stenosis to present with back and/or leg pain which may affect 1 or both legs. The pain tends to be worse when walking, especially a distance and is eased by sitting, resting or bending forwards.
Often people will mention their symptoms ease when they push the supermarket trolley. It is more common in the older ager groups, due to degenerative change, but can also occur as a result of other underlying conditions like Ankylosing Spondylitis or Paget’s disease.
Osteopathic treatment, although not altering the underlying condition, can help to improve function and mobility, alongside prescriptive exercise to ease pressure on the spinal cord.
Patients will often respond favourably with this approach and it can help reduce the need for surgical intervention.
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