Very grateful to Josh for his help with back issues that were infringing on my cycling enjoyment. In the past he was very helpful in post-surgery knee rehab work. He is an amazing talented professional, and Denver is lucky to have him with us.
So happy I found Josh to lead me in my recovery. I feel stronger in the right ways and more knowledgeable about my body than I did before my injury/surgery. I feel more empowered to move forward and be able to maintain and improve my physical well being and prevent further injury because of his guidance. So much of this recovery has been focused on educating me pn my body and that information is simply priceless.
I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease back in early 2014 and was feeling pretty down after rounds of medical treatment that were only slightly helpful. After just weeks of working with physical therapist Casey, my back felt better than it had in years. Now I have hope that I can continue living an active lifestyle with limited pain as I continue to work with him. I would highly recommend Therapydia and specifically Casey Mcnitt to anyone seeking physical therapy services in the Denver area.
Spinal Stenosis Pain Relief
Spinal stenosis occurs during the narrowing of bone channel where your spinal nerves and cords are located. Although some people are born with spinal stenosis, most develop it as part of a natural degeneration of the spine or through the development of bony growths from osteoarthritis.
The spinal canal typically has ample room for the spinal cord and nerve roots. You won’t necessarily feel the narrowing of the spinal column itself, but when it starts compressing your spinal nerves or spinal cord, feelings of numbness and radiating pain occur. Spinal stenosis has a gradual onset and you may notice minor weakness and changes in posture prior to feelings of numbness or pain.
The narrowing can occur in different parts of the spine, but the effects are similar regardless of location. The two most common spinal stenosis conditions are lumbar stenosis and cervical stenosis.
Signs & Symptoms
Lumbar stenosis refers to lower back region while cervical stenosis refers to the neck region. Low back or neck pain are common symptoms of spinal stenosis. For lumbar stenosis, sciatica is another common symptom. Sciatica causes radiating pain/numbness from low back to butt and down the leg which makes it painful to engage in physical activities such as walking or biking. Cervical stenosis also causes feelings of numbness, but can also cause paralysis if the spinal cord is compressed too much.
Common symptoms are:
- Pain in the rear or leg when sitting down
- Burning or tingling feeling down the leg
- Weakness, or problems with moving your leg or foot
- Contact pain in the buttock
Physical therapy can help you effectively manage your spinal stenosis and studies have shown that it is equally effective as having surgery. Our physical therapists can help you build strength and tolerance and decrease any pain you may feeling.
- Manual, hands-on physical therapy techniques can improve the mobility of stiff joints in your hip, lumbar spine upper back and neck.
- Posture correction can help you relieve pressure from the nerves while you walk, stand and sit.
- Custom exercise programs will help you strengthen muscles and improve flexibility across your spine.
About Therapydia Denver
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Denver, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on spinal stenosis treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your back or neck pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
Casey McNitt, MPT
and Physical Therapist
Aaron Page, DPT
Cami Hatch, DPT