Coughing, sneezing and back pain- OH MY!
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a chronic condition characterized by a compression of the neural and/or vascular structures, which may lead to one side or two-sided pain/discomfort in the back, buttocks, thigh, calf and/or foot. Etiology: The compression arises as a result of a narrowing within the central spinal canal (as shown in the picture). This can be a result of traumas, motor vehicle accident, thickening of the osteoarthritic facet joints or bulging of degenerative discs.
Sign & Symptoms:
Tingling and numbness on both sides of low back, buttocks, thighs, calves and feet may lead to weakness with walking and prolonged standing aggravated by coughing & sneezing alleviated by sitting, prolonged rest or postural changes If you have any questions and concerns, please come in to see our physiotherapy team. We provide hands on treatment with individualized exercises program to get your back better and stronger!
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