Stenosis

SPINOUS

Stenosis

WHAT IS STENOSIS?

Spinal Stenosis is basically a compression of part of the spinal cord. There are two types of this ailment; lumbar and cervical. These are different parts of the spine that are affected by the choking affect that comes along with this condition. The lumbar type is when parts of the lower back are compressed, usually only causing minor pain compared to other types of spinal conditions, and is guilty of often causing pain and tingling in the sciatic nerve and sometimes all the way down to a person´s knees, mainly when the person is active or standing for long periods of time. The cervical form is often more dangerous, as it affects the actual spinal cord, sometimes resulting in more serious pain, full-body weakness, partial or full paralysis, and major headaches in some cases.

Treatment for either type of stenosis can include surgical and non-surgical procedures, and can only be prescribed by starting with a good, licensed chiropractor who can evaluate your symptoms and physical condition for a proper diagnosis. Dr. Amidror of Spinous offers chiropractic and spinal decompression therapy, including treatments for a stenosis. Conveniently located in New Rochelle, Spinous serves clients in Westchester County, Fairfield and the Bronx.The non-surgical route can lead down a path of exercises, using a back brace at all times when standing, epidural injections, or moderating activity to prevent stress to the area. Finding the right chiropractor can definitely help your pain get better or go away, whether by non-surgical or surgical means.

Exercises can help to put the spine back in place, relieving pain and preventing further damage from occurring. Most exercises aim to prevent bending backwards or slouching because they aggravate the swelling in the spine. A back brace can help to put the right kind of pressure on the back rather than keeping it in a constant state of stress that can make symptoms worse. Epidural injections can make your pain go away by numbing the nerves that are affected by the swollen areas in your back. Finally, moderating activity can create a less stressful environment for your body as a whole and can make your back relax rather than allowing the swelling to increase. Many reputable chiropractors recommend treatment by one of these means accompanied with anti-inflammatory medications and B-complex vitamins to increase a patient´s tolerance to pain while reducing swelling internally before suggesting invasive surgeries.

Surgical procedures for spinal stenosis are common, and are usually a last result for a patient. These procedures can include but are not limited to replacement of parts of the bone structure in the spine and replacement of the more bendable parts of the spinal structure. These procedures often limit a patient´s ability to bend backwards after surgery, but allow more movement in patients that are properly rehabilitated after their procedures.

It is important to have a licensed, professional chiropractor do a complete evaluation of a patient physically and metabolically in order to approve any treatment of spinal ailments. Finding a chiropractor that is willing to listen and talk with you is extremely important when it comes to being treated forstenosis or related issues.
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