Cervical Spinal Stenosis


Are you experiencing tingling or weakness in your arm or hand(s)? Are you having issues turning your neck or looking upwards? If these symptoms sound familiar, you might have cervical spinal stenosis. Fortunately, at Plumas Physical Therapy, in Quincy and Blairsden, CA, our physical therapists are highly trained in using the most effective treatments to help you find relief available once and for all!

Cervical spinal stenosis is typically the result of degeneration. Degeneration affects upwards of 95% of the entire population, and around eight million people in America develop cervical spinal stenosis. 

Generally speaking, stenosis is often first noticed after sustaining a position or repeatedly moving in a particular direction. For example, if you are looking up for an extended time or holding the head still while sleeping, it puts pressure or pinches the nerve resulting in pain, tingling, or even weakness that radiates down the arm and into the fingers. 

No matter the cause of your pain, numbness, or weakness, our physical therapists at Plumas Physical Therapy in Quincy and Blairsden, CA have treatments that work! 

What is cervical spinal stenosis?

Cervical spinal stenosis is a condition typically affecting older people in which the nerve roots are compressed, resulting in pain, tingling,  numbness, or weakness. Stenosis in the cervical spine can be found at two different locations: 

Central canal:  This is the area that houses the spinal cord. The central canal can be narrowed from the front to back, leading to compression of spinal cord neural elements and a reduction of blood supply to the cord itself.  

Neural foramen: These are the openings through which the nerve roots exit the spinal cord. When the neural foramina are too narrow for the nerves to exit freely, they can be compressed or pinched, resulting in cervical spinal stenosis. 

In most cases, as the condition advances, your ability to tolerate certain activities will become progressively more difficult. Fortunately, research has shown that over 90% of patients with cervical spinal stenosis respond to physical therapy. Our team at Plumas Physical Therapy in Quincy and Blairsden, CA emphasizes personalized exercise programs and targeted manual therapy techniques to achieve excellent results.  

If you are looking for a safe and highly effective treatment program for your cervical spinal stenosis, our physical therapists can provide the solution you’ve been searching for!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!