If you or a loved one have spinal stenosis you know just how debilitating it is from head to toe. This awful condition disrupts lives and strips dignity. There are instances where it causes weakness, while in other cases it results in unbearable cramping in the pain or thighs. Excruciating pain can shoot down a sufferer’s legs with no warning. It can cause embarrassing bowel problems that make it hard to leave home. It can also cause sexual dysfunction such as ED or numbness in the vagina. For many patients it seems as if there is little chance of reducing the pain and unpleasant symptoms. This often leads to a feeling of despair and depression. A Family Chiropractic Clinic understands how hard it is to live with spinal stenosis, but we offer hope.
What is Spinal Stenosis and what Makes it so Devastating?
With spinal stenosis, the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots exhibit the symptom of back pain that sufferers know all too well. This can include numbness, weakness, or tingling that radiates into the buttocks, thighs, hips, lower legs, and feet. In almost every case there is also leg pain when walking and relief when sitting. The condition is usually related to degeneration or arthritis in the spine. It typically becomes a significant problem for people in their 40s and 50s. And, as they reach another decade of their life, it will become more acute.
There are a variety of types of spinal stenosis. One of the more common forms of the condition occurs in the lumbar region. Lumbar spinal stenosis makes up 75% of instances where there is a direct effect on the lower back. Most people also have an affected sciatic nerve, which is the long nerve running down both legs. This case is just one example of several types of spinal stenosis.
It’s not unusual for some cases to go undiagnosed for years because they don’t show any noticeable symptoms. In these cases, the only way to detect the disorder is through special imaging. However, since some patients don’t present with symptoms, it’s difficult to know when the imaging is necessary. Treatment varies depeinding on the exact cause and type of spinal stenosis. It’s important to find a health care provider who can ensure you’re getting the treatment you need.
How Can A Family Chiropractic Help Alleviate Your Spinal Stenosis?
Family Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to spinal stenosis. This means that we consider your symptoms along with the present state of your spine and what your body feels. We also pay close attention to what improves or worsens symptoms and how comfortable you are with various treatment options. We’ll begin with medical imaging. This include scans such as x-rays, CAT scans, or MRIs. These tests allow us to determine where the stenosis is occuring.
After determining the source of your pain, we work diligently to ease the nerve compression caused by the stenosis. Types of spinal stenosis treatment include:
- Manual spinal adjustments
- Electrical stimulation
- Lumbar Traction Treatment
- Ultrasound therapy
- Massage therapy
- Exercise and stretching
- Physical Therapy
- Flexion and extension techniques
- Healthy lifestyle changes
Our chiropractic therapy seeks to widen the available space for the spinal cord within the spinal canal. We do this by adjusting the displacement of spinal discs and relieving tension in tight muscles. We also focus on eliminating nerve pressure. When combined, these things help the patient experience much fewer symptoms and those they have tend to be significantly weaker.
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments of Spinal Stenosis Over Other Forms of Treatments?
There are a number of reasons chiropractic treatment is a preferred option for treating spinal stenosis over more traditional treatments:
- Quicker recovery time
- No anesthesia required
- Much smaller risk of infection
- No lingering pain from surgery
- No need to take addictive painkillers after surgery
- Many patients experience increased mobility right away with chiropractic adjustments
- No dependency on pills or pads to treat pain from spinal stenosis
- Chiropractic adjustments for spinal stenosis don’t leave unsightly scars
- Chiropractic treatments are as many or as few as your spinal stenosis needs
Several recent studies have also shown chiropractic care to improve pain symptoms caused by spinal stenosis.
Why Choose A Family Chiropractic Clinic to Treat Your Spinal Stenosis?
At A Family Chiropractic Clinic, we put you first. We have seen spinal stenosis first hand and understand how it affects you. We also have a deep understanding of what it takes to treat the condition. We’ll explain what we are doing in your treatment through every step of the process and will make sure that you understand and approve. It is important to us that all our patients are treated with dignity and respect; we will treat you as a partner in your treatment.
We are dedicated to bringing you relief and improve your quality of life. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff have years of experience in chiropractic care, physical therapy, and pain relief techniques. We have a state of the art facility allows us to take a comprehensive strategy in your treatment. Our goal is to provide you with the best treatment possible so you can start living your best life.
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There is no reason to suffer the effects of spinal stenosis needlessly. Let our friendly and understanding staff set up a time for you to come in for evaluation. Make A Family Chiropractic part of your wellness routine and avoid expensive and painful surgery. Don’t wait a minute more.