Spinal Cord Awareness Month

September is spinal cord awareness month. One of the main causes of low back pain among those above the age of 50 is lumbar spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is caused by compression of the spinal cord which can lead to low back, hip and lower extremity pain, numbness and weakness. Also stenosis can be a leading factor in falls in the elderly. If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis ask your doctor for a referral to Atlantic Physical Therapy. Our therapists can provide education and assistance on proper body mechanics, posture, and improved strength, balance and pain reduction.

Charles Curran, PT
Atlantic Physical Therapy
Ocean Pines, MD