Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Boot Camp

What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Also known as spinal osteoarthritis, it is a type of arthritis of the spine which can lead to thickening of the bones causing the spinal discs to thin and the spinal canals to narrow, which can cause compression of the spinal nerves.


Due to these bony changes in the spine, a person could be experiencing pain, numbness or sense of weakness in their lower legs that is aggravated by standing or walking.

What is the purpose of the boot camp?

A lot of people who suffer from stenosis have a poor quality of life because they are limited to the amount of walking they can do in a day. The goal of the boot camp is help improve quality life and maintain the independence of those suffering from stenosis. The boot camp is also a great alternative non surgical option for those looking to treat this condition!


What does it entail?

o   The program is made up of the following 4 components:

  • Manual Therapy

  • Special Exercises

  • Body Re-Positioning Instructions

  • Self-management Strategies  

Since lumbar spinal stenosis can be a chronic problem, the boot camp is designed so that individuals will be given the techniques to self-manage and how they can become more aware of their condition and help cope.

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Before starting the program, consult with your health care provider to see if this program is for you!

Written by: Dr. Kristin Ling