Physical Therapy in Cedar Grove, NJ
Do you live in Cedar Grove, NJ, and struggle with spinal stenosis? Look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have convenient locations in Montclair and Clifton, NJ, to help fix your back pain. We specialize in treating spinal stenosis and all back-related injuries. We understand how frustrating it can be not to be able to control how your back is feeling. Our team believes in treating our patients beyond the initial symptoms and conditions. We hope to help you recover as quickly as possible while helping you achieve all your future movement goals.
What Causes Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is the degenerative process of spinal canal narrowing. This can happen anywhere along the spine but is most commonly found in the lumbar or low back. When the space for the spinal cord begins to narrow, this can cause limited mobility in the lower back and nerve-related pain due to insufficient space.
Spinal stenosis can be caused by several factors, most often related to aging. Symptoms can also vary based on how much narrowing has occurred and how restricted the nerves have become. We believe that every patient deserves to live without pain. So no matter how long you may have had spinal stenosis, we are here to help you.
Common Symptoms Spinal Stenosis
- Tingling or numbness in the legs
- Decreased mobility and pain in the lower back, especially with extension
- Difficulty walking or standing secondary to pain or numbness
- Reduced strength and balance of the lower limbs
- Decreased cardiovascular conditioning secondary to limited mobility
How to Treat Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is first treated by assessing where you may be having symptoms. It is important to remember that every case is different, no matter what your imaging might show. Your physical therapist will improve your spinal nerve and joint mobility from there. This will involve a combination of modalities, hands-on manual therapy, and exercises to decrease any pain you may have.
As your symptoms improve, you will start working on improving both strength and functional endurance to get new blood flow to the nervous system. The physical therapists at Pro Staff are experts in treating this condition and will work with you every step of the way on your journey back to health.
What to Expect at Your First Physical Therapy Appointment
When you meet with your physical therapist, they will evaluate your symptoms and ensure you get treatment on the first day. With spinal stenosis, it is essential to calm down your symptoms. We will always ensure you are in control, and we value your questions. The first day of treatment will be focused on decreasing your pain and helping you understand why that pain has occurred in the first place.
Get Started Today
Spinal stenosis is a disease that can continually improve, and Pro Staff Physical Therapy is here to help every step of the way. We hope to help our community of Cedar Grove stay pain-free and keep living without pain. If you are suffering from spinal stenosis, check out our Montclair or Clifton locations to get your health back. Contact our office at 973-680-8390 or 973-928-3590 to schedule an appointment today.