Treatment for a Spinal Stenosis at the Spinal Recovery Center
Pain Relief from Spinal Stenosis is now available at the Spinal Recovery Center. Come visit us for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for any one of our various non surgical treatments.
All Spinal Stenosis Treatments are Not the Same, and Neither are all Physicians!
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- One of only 3 Chiropractic Neurologists in Michigan
- Over 18 years of Combined Experience
- American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
- Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management
Spinal stenosis usually occurs as a person ages and the disks becomedrier and start to shrink. At the same time, the bones and ligaments of the spine swell or grow larger due to arthritis or long-term swelling (inflammation).
Arthritis of the spine, usually in middle-aged or elderly people. Bone diseases, such as Pagets Disease of bone and achondroplasia. Defect or growth in the spine that was present from birth (congenital defect). Herniated or slipped disk, which often happened in the past. Injury that causes pressure on the nerve roots or the spinal cord. Tumors in the spine.
Often, symptoms will get worse slowly over time. Most often, symptoms will be on one side of the body or the other. Symptoms include:
- Numbness and cramping, or pain in the back, buttocks, thighs,or calves, or in the neck, shoulders, or arms
- Weakness of part of a leg or arm
Symptoms are more likely to be present or get worse when you stand orwalk. They will often lessen or disappear when you sit down or lean forward. Most people with spinal stenosis cannot walk for a longperiod of time.
During the physical exam, our doctors will try to find the location ofthe pain and figure out how it affects your movement. You will be asked to: Sit, Stand, and Walk. While you walk, your doctor may ask you to try walking on your toes and then your heels. Bend forward, backward, and sideways and lift your legs straight up while lying down. If the pain is worse when you do this, you may have sciatica, especially if you also feel numbness or tingling in one of your legs. Our doctors will also move your legs in different positions, including bending and straightening your knees. All the while, our doctors arechecking your strength and your ability to move.
To Test Nerve Function, our doctors will use a rubber hammer to check your reflexes. Touching your legs in many places with a pin, cotton swab, or feather tests how well you feel.
When your back pain does not go away, or it gets more painful attimes, learning to take care of your back at home and prevent repeat episodes of your back pain can help you avoid surgery. Our doctors will help you manage your pain and keep you as active as possible.
Spinal Recovery Center offers you a multidisciplinary approach . Our Physical Therapist will help you try to reduce your pain using stretches. Our therapists will show you how to do exercises that make your neck muscles stronger.
We also provide a massage therapist in our facility that when combined with our other procedures, our patients often see relief in one visit.Bottom line: Spinal Recovery Center will help alleviate your pain andoffers a wide array of services so that each patient gets a customizedtreatment plan to alleviate your pain and enable you to live a painfree life.
Spinal Recovery Center has helped thousands over the years who suffer from Spinal Stenosis and we can help you!