Spinal Stenosis, Central Canal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis is a condition where there is narrowing of the hole where the spinal cord passes through the spinal canal. Spinal Stenosis typically occurs in those over the age of 50. When spinal stenosis symptoms occur, they often start gradually and worsen over time. Symptoms may or may not result in lower back pain. There may be numbness, muscle weakness or cramping in the legs with standing for long periods of time or with walking.
The Cause of Spinal Stenosis
This condition is associated with degenerative arthritis, bone spurs (spondylosis), thickening of ligaments, or simply aging.
Additional contributing factors can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as:
- Smaller spinal canal formation as we grow
- Herniated discs
- Spinal injuries
- How Our Doctors Can Help You
In non-emergent cases, where malignancy, incontinence or paralysis is not present, our doctors can help you manage your condition by lessening your pain and symptoms.
Treatments offered are:
- Spinal manipulation (adjustment), which unlocks fixated spinal joints
- Leander Flexion-Distraction Table, which relaxes stiffened ligaments
- Therapy machines and wet heat, to relax tonic tissues of the region
- Lumbar orthosis (back brace) for spinal support
- Specific therapeutic exercises
- Topical and nutritional support