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What is Spinal Stenosis?
When the spinal canal becomes narrowed we call it spinal stenosis. The symptoms include pain, numbness, paresthesia, and loss of motor control. It can happen anywhere in the spine. The narrowing can occur in the canal itself or in the foraminal opening where the nerve exits the spine. This is otherwise called foraminal stenosis. There are many different types of treatments for stenosis. The more extreme cases may require spinal stenosis surgery when bowel or bladder problems occur towards the lower end of the spine. Mild cases can be treated with spinal stenosis exercises. It is a good idea to continue exercises after the symptoms recede to keep the narrowed canal or foramen open and flexible. We promote a program of chiropractic care, physical therapy, spinal decompression and exercises to treat spinal stenosis.
A decent analogy would be a garden hose that is kinked. You can bend the hose and stop the water. When the spinal canal or neural foramen is kinked it blocks the flow of information from the brain to the rest of the body. Like a hose when you remove the kink the flow returns and the symptoms go away. Severe spinal stenosis usually requires surgical intervention, which is risky but unavoidable in some cases. One problem with reoccurring surgeries is scar tissue formation.
Here are some of the causes of spinal stenosis
-congenital narrowing of the spinal canal
Chiropractic care for the spine is one of the least invasive forms of treatment for spinal stenosis. when combined with physical therapy and specific spinal stenosis exercises complete remission is possible. We have found that non-surgical spinal decompression works really well as part of a well rounded treatment protocol described in the previous sentence. Medication provides some relief by reducing the swelling normally associated with stenosis.
Exercises for spinal stenosis
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