A narrowing of the spinal canal is called spinal stenosis. This narrowing can irritate the spinal cord itself or the nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord. Common causes of spinal stenosis are part of the aging process and is most common in patients over 50 years of age.
Spinal Stenosis can occur in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower) spine and it is characterized by pain, numbness, or weakness in the legs, feet, or buttocks.
Some of the factors that cause spinal stenosis are:
- Degeneration of tissues
- Excessive bone growth
- Thickening of tissue in the canal (such as ligaments or cartilage)
- Herniated disc
Non-Surgical Solutions for Spinal Stenosis
The information we gain from your consultation and exam helps us determine if you are a candidate for care in our office. You can expect to have improved movement, decreased back pain, better sensation and increased muscle strength. Rather than simply treating the symptoms, our experts provide a long-term strategy to not only get the relief that you seek right away, but also prevent future spinal decay.
If you have had radiographs or MRIs taken before, please bring them with you to your appointment for our doctors to review. We see many patients that have failed other treatments such as prescription medications, physical therapy, and even surgery.
Don’t lose hope! We treat many patients successfully with our state-of-the-art spinal decompression technology.
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