What Is Spinal Stenosis?
The spine is a column of bones that provide stability and support for the body. Spinal nerves run through the openings in the vertebrae that conduct signals from the brain to the rest of the body. These nerves are protected by the surrounding bone and tissues.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal column narrows and starts compressing the spinal cord. This narrowing can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain and nerve damage. Stenosis can occur anywhere in the spine and typically progresses gradually. There may be no symptoms if the narrowing is minimal. However, too much narrowing can compress the nerves and cause problems. Early detection and preventative care are preferred in order to help prevent this often debilitating condition
What Are the Symptoms Of Stenosis?
Symptoms may appear rapidly, gradually, or not at all. As nerves become more compressed and the condition worsens, you may experience:
- Pain in your back
- Pain going down your leg or arm
- Numbness, weakness, or cramping of your legs or arms
- Bowel and bladder problems, in severe cases
- Decreased sensation
- Decreased ability to perform daily activities, such as walking
What Are the Causes of Stenosis?
There are numerous causes of spinal stenosis. Some of the most common causes include:
- Disc herniation or bulging discs
- Degeneration of the spinal discs or vertebrae
- Inflammation which can cause pressure on the spinal cord and nerves
- Spinal misalignments, Scoliosis, or spinal curvature
- Spinal birth defects
Our Office Offers Effective, Alternative Treatments for The Treatment of Stenosis
Our doctors are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal stenosis. Our non-invasive, proven treatments and techniques often provide immediate relief to our patients. Our treatments are preferred, as there is minimal to no side-effects and recovery times. Our patients receive treatment on an outpatient basis, so there is no expensive hospital stay. Treatment options are individualized in accordance with the patient’s condition. Some treatment options may include one or more of the following:
- Spinal Decompression Therapy to retract disc herniation and bulging discs
- Spinal Adjustments Techniques to correct vertebral misalignments and relieve nerve pressure
- Physical Therapy to strengthen the spine to maintain proper structural function and positioning
- Joint Support/Supplementation and/or key nutritional components for optimum wellness
- Low-Level Laser to eliminate pain, swelling and spas
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