Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the openings through which either the spinal cord or the nerves that exit the spine are narrowing. When the openings narrow enough, they will begin to put pressure on the cord or nerves that cause symptoms. The symptoms that a patient with spinal stenosis experiences depends on which part of the spine the stenosis is taking place. Spinal stenosis in the neck will likely cause symptoms in the arms while stenosis in the lower back will cause symptoms in the legs. Treating spinal stenosis with chiropractic care can be very effective but it is just one of many conservative treatment options.