Spinal stenosis is a progressive, age-related narrowing of the spine. The condition usually occurs in the lumbar spine (lower back) or the cervical spine (neck area). When parts of the spinal column narrow, they put pressure on the spine itself, as well as the surrounding nerves and muscles. This causes everything from discomfort, to loss of motion, to referred pain and nerve-related conditions.
The key to managing stenosis is diagnosing it early and developing a robust plan for addressing its symptoms. ChiroSolutions Center strives to help Virginia Beach patients understand spinal stenosis, so they better understand treatment options and outlooks.