As you get older, changes in your spine become more common. Those over 50 are at increased risk for spinal stenosis-related pain and dysfunction in the back and legs. At HealthWise Chiropractic in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, the experienced team of chiropractors offers nonsurgical solutions to spinal stenosis pain and mobility issues. They offer the latest techniques, including spinal decompression therapy, to provide you with long-term pain relief and enhanced functionality. Find out how chiropractic care can address pain related to spinal stenosis by scheduling a consultation today online or by phone.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of your spine that occurs due to degenerative disease, like arthritis, or the natural aging process.
When the spinal canal begins to narrow, it can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. This pressure causes irritation in the nerve that leads to limited range of motion in your lower back and other symptoms.
The nerve irritation and compression caused by spinal stenosis can result in chronic pain, which can radiate down into your buttocks and legs. If the upper part of the spine has stenosis, pain can also radiate into your neck, arms, and shoulders.
Other symptoms common with spinal stenosis include:
You may find it difficult to walk or sit without pain. In some cases, spinal stenosis can increase your risk of falls due to chronic numbness in the legs, leaving you susceptible to other injuries.
The experienced providers at HealthWise Chiropractic offer spinal decompression therapy to address chronic pain due to spinal stenosis. This treatment is highly effective at reducing the compression on your spinal cord and nerves.
Spinal decompression therapy requires you to lie down on a treatment table. Your provider attaches padded straps to your torso and around your head, which connect to a specialized machine. Under the careful supervision of your chiropractor, the machine alternately stretches your spine and allows you to rest. The entire procedure is quick, usually lasting 15-30 minutes.
This gentle treatment not only can relieve pressure in your spinal discs, but it also increases blood flow to the spine to help alleviate nerve irritation naturally.
Following your treatment, you can return to your usual activities without any limitations. You may notice more range of motion in your spine and a decrease in your level of pain.
Spinal decompression therapy is also a suitable treatment for chronic back pain associated with:
In many cases, chiropractic care can delay or prevent the need for surgery, other invasive treatments, and a reliance on pain medications.
If you’re struggling to function due to chronic back pain from spinal stenosis or other conditions, schedule a consultation for spinal decompression therapy today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.