Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal. This is an important area, because that is where your spinal cord resides, and where the nerves of your spinal cord exit the spine. When narrowing of this canal occurs, patients often experience significant pain. Often times the pain is worse when you bend backwards (extension), or when you work overhead. Degeneration of the joints and ligaments of the spine contribute to the narrowing of this canal. Dr. Kevin Moriarty will perform a physical and neurological examination to determine the cause of your symptoms, and we will use the appropriate therapies for your condition. We have been able to help many patients find relief from their symptoms associated with spinal canal stenosis.