Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Spinal stenosis doesn’t always cause any noticeable symptoms, but you might experience mild to severe discomfort in the affected parts of your spine. This discomfort can make it hard to do day-to-day activities. Better Health by Design offers effective treatment options for patients with spinal stenosis in Cumming, Georgia, to relieve symptoms.
Spinal Stenosis Q & A
Have questions about spinal stenosis? Here are some of the most common questions we get with some quick answers.
When spinal stenosis causes symptoms, they’re typically mild at first. These symptoms might get worse over the years as more wear and tear occurs. If you have spinal stenosis in your lower back, you might experience soreness and cramps in your legs, especially when standing up for awhile or moving around. If you have spinal stenosis in your upper back and neck, you might experience tingling or numbness in your leg and foot or hand and arm. Spinal stenosis can also affect your balance, making it difficult to walk.
What complications can spinal stenosis cause?
Spinal stenosis can cause problems with your bladder and bowel, resulting in incontinence. You might also have permanent weakness or numbness in the affected area. These complications can develop without treatment for spinal stenosis, although they’re rare. Better Health by Design offers treatments that lower your risk of developing complications.
What causes spinal stenosis?
You can develop spinal stenosis from:
- A herniated disc
- Spinal trauma
- Bone spurs
These all create pressure on the nerves in your spine, causing symptoms of spinal stenosis.
You can also get spinal stenosis if you have ligaments that are thicker than normal or tumors in your spinal cord. See the team at Better Health by Design to evaluate your condition and determine what’s causing spinal stenosis.
What are treatment options for spinal stenosis?
Conventional treatments for spinal stenosis include over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription medications, such as muscle relaxers.
Other treatment options include physical therapy, steroid injections, and surgery for more severe cases.
These treatment options might not provide you with effective pain relief. When these treatments aren’t working, you can find relief with chiropractic care.
How does chiropractic care help spinal stenosis?
Chiropractic care involves making adjustments to your spine to bring it into proper alignment. This takes pressure off the nerves in your spinal cord, which eases spinal stenosis symptoms. Having your spine aligned the right way allows the damaged part of your spinal discs or spinal cord to heal naturally. This helps reduce your risk of more damage occurring or of experiencing continued pain and other symptoms. Better Health by Design provides safe and effective chiropractic adjustments that help relieve spinal stenosis.
To learn more about chiropractic care for spinal stenosis, please contact Better Health by Design to make an appointment.