Did you know that the most common musculoskeletal issue is lower back pain? Statistics show that 80% of the population will suffer from a low back condition at least once in their lifetime! Low back pain is a general term, and many conditions can be the culprit for causing pain in the lower back, hips and legs. Our chiropractors in Woodbury, MN, have experience treating a variety of conditions for patients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro.
Lumbar stenosis occurs when there is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar vertebrae (low back). This can result in compression of the spinal cord, which can lead to pain, numbness, discomfort and radiating symptoms. The majority of stenosis is due to the natural aging process, however, there are other causes.
Degeneration of the spinal column is inevitable with aging and may reflect normal changes in an aging spine. This does not necessarily always result in lumbar stenosis but is often the most common cause. These may be seen on x-ray or MRI and may or may not be a cause of pain.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor near me, look no further than the Chiropractors in Woodbury at MN Spine and Sport – contact us today!