Spinal decompression therapy can help with your spinal stenosis. This is a non-surgical treatment which can help care for your condition naturally.
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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here.
Today I want to talk about spinal stenosis. What it is and how we can help. If you’re suffering from spinal stenosis, you’ve been diagnosed with it, this type of therapy that I’m going to talk about today may be right up your alley for giving you the relief that you’re looking for and getting long-term lasting results to get your life back on track.
What Is Spinal Stenosis?
If you’ve been diagnosed with it, you know what it is. Basically, what happens is there’s a canal inside the vertebra where the spinal cord sits, that’s where these nerve roots come off. There’s a canal inside there and when that canal gets smaller we’re going to call that stenosis.
What Causes Spinal Stenosis?
Usually, it’s caused from external wear and tear to the spine. The body starts laying down more bone so the more bone that the body lays down the more it’s going to narrow that hole. If the spine is degenerating and re-laying more bone down you’re actually creating less room for the spinal cord to do its job, to send messages to your legs to your arms to your muscles to your extremities to your organs.
Therefore, you can have a lot of suffering, a lot of back pain, a lot of trouble walking. A lot of stenosis patients they feel better when they sit, they don’t want to stand. People with disc issues they tend to want to stand more.
How To Get Relief?
There’s a certain rehab protocol to get that spine moving and actually decompress to pull the disc the joints apart so that we get more room for the nerves to function, more room for the nerves to fire and then allow those muscles to start firing.
There’s a rehab protocol that actually will then help strengthen what you’ve just pulled apart and loosened up so that it can stay more stable and you can feel better.
If you’ve been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you’ve tried other therapies, you tried shots and you’re looking at surgery, maybe even you’ve had surgery that failed, spinal decompression might be right for you.
Call our office (360) 260-6903. One of the doctors here in our office will be happy to see if you qualify for spinal decompression therapy.
More Information About Spinal Stenosis Decompression Treatment
Spinal stenosis is strictly defined as the abnormal narrowing of the spaces within your spine. This places pressure on your nerves as they pass through the spinal cord. It is most common for cases of spinal stenosis to afflict a person’s lower back and neck.
Generally, the spine becomes narrowed at the vertebral canal, which is the opening in the center of the vertebrae that allow the nerve roots of the spinal cord to travel down the back, connecting the brain to the lower body. There are several common types of spinal stenosis, including lumbar stenosis, which affects the lower back, and cervical stenosis, which affects the neck area.
Although we see many more patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, in fact cervical spinal stenosis is the more dangerous of the two. Cervical stenosis can lead to compression of the actual spinal cord, while lumbar stenosis is more likely to cause compression of the cauda equina, which is a bundle of spinal nerves and spinal nerve rootlets.
What are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?
Being able to accurately diagnose spinal stenosis is the first step to developing a treatment plan. The symptoms you will be most likely to see include discomfort while standing, pain in the shoulders, arms, and/or hands, numbness or weakness at or below the level where the narrowing is occurring, pain in the buttock or thighs, and pain at or below the knee.
All of the above result from the pinching of the nerves or spinal cord. In the most severe cases, this pinching can result in more serious neurological conditions, including various nerve disorders. A partial list includes:
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Intermittent Neurogenic Claudication
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
Chiropractic Care for Spinal Stenosis
A trained chiropractor can offer safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from spinal stenosis that does not rely on medication or surgery. In addition to chiropractic spinal adjustments, spinal decompression therapy offers the ability to relieve the pain and nerve disorders associated with stenosis.
Decompression works by relieving the pressure on the spinal cord or on compressed nerve roots passing through or exiting the spinal column. By creating a negative space in the affected area, it allows the natural spinal fluids and nutrients to flow better and stimulate healing. Furthermore, chiropractors are able to improve the symptoms associated with spinal stenosis with techniques that increase a patient’s mobility and range of motion.
One of the most effective approaches for not just relieving symptoms, but actually treating the condition is to determine what is causing the stenosis. By treating the causes, rather than the effects, patients are more likely to find permanent pain relief.
If you suspect you are suffering from spinal stenosis, the sooner you get it checked out and formulate a plan for treating your condition, the better. Zenapatic Chiropractic has a strong commitment to ensuring the well-being of all our patients. That’s why we offer a FREE consultation in order to examine what is causing your pain and discomfort before we start treatment. Call our office today to start down the road towards a pain-free life!