Spinal stenosis is a result of the narrowing of spaces in the spine, which places pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots travelling through the spine. Spinal stenosis is most common in men and women over 50 years of age, and typically occurs in the neck and lower back (65% of cases are in the lower back and classically associated with “shopping cart sign” where patients tend to lean on their shopping cart for relief when walking through stores). In cases where spinal stenosis occurs in the low back, pain or numbness in the legs may be experienced. When spinal stenosis occurs in the upper part of the spinal cord, pain or numbness may be felt in the shoulders. After a thorough evaluation, our experts in spinal care will provide treatment options such as physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture to target your pain and provide lasting relief.