Mostly encountered in adults over the age of 50, spinal stenosis is a painful condition that refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal. Often, the narrowing occurs because of the onset of arthritis that reduces the space in between vertebrae; as it narrows, it causes pain, numbing and other symptoms by pinching the spinal cord and the nearby spinal nerves. Other symptoms include:
Unfortunately, there is no cure for spinal stenosis; however, there are steps we can take to manage your pain naturally!
Surgery should be a last resort when it comes to spinal stenosis. We have found great success treating people with more conservative methods: chiropractic, noninvasive therapy and exercise allows people to keep the pain down and live well. The Cox Technique is one of the best modalities we have for managing spinal stenosis. It works because:
This method of flexion-distraction provides a soothing decompression to narrowing spines and allows for great improvements in spinal stenosis symptoms.
It is an unfortunate reality that our spines are not designed to live as long as we are (at least not anymore). However, if you are suffering the effects of spinal stenosis, there are ways to make your life easier! Consider giving our office a call to schedule an appointment and learn about how the Cox technique can help with your spinal stenosis starting today!