Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal resulting in increased pressure on the spinal cord itself or the spinal nerves. There is no specific cause of stenosis but it tends to worsen over time. Individuals experience pain at the site of stenosis but may experience pain, numbness or tingling in their arms (cervical stenosis) or legs (lumbar stenosis). Individuals with stenosis tend to have pain with excessive weight bearing activities such as walking, and standing for long periods of time. Physiotherapy is effective in addressing stenosis through hands-on techniques such as traction or nerve mobilization to help relieve pain and improve mobility of spinal nerves. Therapy is also helpful to provide education regarding pain relieving postures and to improve mobility of the spine.