Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis can be caused by a variety of mechanisms but most commonly is caused by wear and tear on the spine - degenerative arthritis. When this wear and tear occurs the space where the nerves travel have a decreased space and pressure is put on them.
Common symptoms often include: back and leg pain, pain in the buttocks and pins and needles in the toes. These symptoms are often increased by walking or standing.
Bootcamp for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis can be a debilitating condition and there is no cure. The Boot camp for lumbar spinal stenosis is a 6 week program created by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. This program offers education, manual therapy, targeted exercises and self-management exercises. The goal of the program is to reduce disability and maintain independence. This program wont cure spinal stenosis but can help you live happier life.