What Is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal Stenosis is literally the narrowing of the spinal canal in your back. This narrowing causes pressure on the spinal cord. Although stenosis can occur in any part of the back, the most common trouble is in the lower back or lumbar area. The pressure caused by Spinal Stenosis can result in pain and burning in the back and down into the legs. This in turn can make it hard to walk or stand up straight. At Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa our therapists are experienced in treating the pain of Spinal Stenosis without the use of drugs or surgery. Developing the condition, and seeking therapy for Spinal Stenosis is addressed regularly for patients at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa.
What Causes Spinal Stenosis And What Are The Symptoms?
Spinal Stenosis is the result of gradual wear and tear to your joints over time, and it generally develops in people over the age of 50. It occurs most commonly in women. Spinal Stenosis can also be the result of an injury to the spine, or possibly by earlier surgery to the spine. Rheumatoid Arthritis, bone diseases or spinal tumors can also lead to Spinal Stenosis.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis can be:
- Back Pain – mostly lower back or lumbar area
- Burning feeling traveling into the buttocks and down legs
- Numbness, tingling or cramping of legs
- Loss of sensation in feet, causing a foot to slap when walking
The development of more serious symptoms should always result in visiting a doctor.
Chiropractic Treatment and Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa use Flexion Distraction Therapy in treating Spinal Stenosis suffered by Passaic County NJ and nearby area patients. This is a chiropractic technique that is performed on a table that moves in a gentle motion, allowing the spine to flex. Along with this, a Chiropractor uses manual manipulation to relieve pressure. The focus of this treatment is to get the spine to move correctly without pain.
The Chiropractor and Physical Therapy staff at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa are experienced in the use of Flexion Distraction Therapy for Spinal Stenosis. If you are suffering back pain and burning in your legs, you may be developing Spinal Stenosis. Give us a call at (862) 239-1768 to discuss your symptoms and possible treatment to relieve your discomfort.