By Casey Cortney
Licensed Physical Therapist 

Physical Therapy Today: Why space matters – in your spine


You may know that physical therapy helps in the treatment of low back pain, but did you also know that physical therapy can help treat conditions such as spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the space surrounding the spinal cord is reduced, leading to increased pressure on the spinal cord and its network of nerves. Early signs of spinal stenosis often appear on an X-ray, even though no other symptoms are present. The symptoms begin with an occasional twinge or pain in the neck and spine. As the condition progresses, patients experience increased pain, numbness and muscle...

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