Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Advanced Spinal Rehabilitation's Spinal Stenosis Relief and Rehabilitation Program has been found to be more effective and safer than Physical Therapy, Surgery, and Epidurals!

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WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS?

Spinal Stenosis is a Narrowing of the Spinal Canal.

The diagram to the left shows the vertebra and the canal located in the center. The canal is really a long tube created by the hole or canal in the middle of each of the vertebrae. These vertebrae that form your spine are stacked on top of one another.

The canal gets smaller because parts that make up the front, back or sides of the canal start to grow, thicken or bulge into the open canal space. Similar to you standing on a garden hose the whole or space inside the hose gets smaller or stenotic (stenosis).

The spinal nerves that go to your legs are located in your canal and when the space becomes smaller it can pinch them. Patients complain of low back pain, along with pain, numbness and weakness in one or both legs with spinal stenosis. Commonly their pain is worse with standing and walking and relieved by bending over or sitting. The pain can become unrelenting and the mental and physical toll this puts on those who suffer with spinal stenosis should not be understated.

PARTS OF SPINE INVOLVED

The Parts of the Spine that can be Involved with Spinal Stenosis

There is the large part of the vertebra (body) in the front, there is also shock absorbing material that sits between each body of the vertebra like a sandwich. This shock absorbing material is shaped like the body and we call it an intervertebral disc. Your disc is like a strong jelly donut; it has a tough outer portion and a soft jelly like inside. Your disc can get injured or degenerate (become thin and worn out), they can bulge, protrude or herniate. The majority of the time someone has one of these problems the disc will move into the space in the spinal canal, contributing to the stenosis.

The back part of the spine is made up of the facet joints. The bones that make up the Facet Joints can grow or become larger due to stress or degeneration, wear and tear (arthritis).

The ligaments line the inside of the spinal canal. They can thicken due to stress.

Spondylolisthesis - Another possible contributor to the narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) is when one vertebra slips forward, backwards or sideways compared to the vertebra below it. There are a number of reasons why this can occur.

True Spinal Stenosis - usually involves at least two of these contributing factors. I say true because Spinal Stenosis is commonly diagnosed inappropriately and therefore is commonly treated incorrectly. 

ADVANCED SPINAL REHAB TREATMENT

Very Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Because it is difficult to diagnose Spinal Stenosis, Advanced Spinal Rehabilitation does not even consider whether our Spinal Stenosis Program is right for you until we have looked thoroughly into your condition, done an extensive exam and spent ample time reviewing your contemporary MRI…as well as any other tests you may have had that will assist us in establishing the best treatment for you to get the very best result.

We don’t accept all cases for treatment because some cases would not be amenable to our care. We do not want to waste your time or money! 

Spines that are fused or canals that are narrowed by bone spurs are not good candidates for treatment but fortunately for the majority of people , our program is the best choice!

If we can’t help you, we will direct you to the best health care practitioner for your situation.

We have successfully treated hundreds of Spinal Stenosis Patients and want to be sure that our program is right for your case. That’s why we are so thorough!

Because Spinal Stenosis can involve poor muscle support, spinal alignment, loss of normal low back curve (bad posture), spinal flexibility along with the other factors discussed above - an effective treatment program must address each of these problems. It must be obvious to you now why; spinal surgery is just not the best choice for most spinal stenosis patients.

Our Spinal Stenosis Relief and Rehabilitation Program should not be confused with other spinal decompression programs. Spinal Decompression Therapy with the DRX 9000 is just one of the aspects used to treat spinal stenosis. Our Spinal Stenosis program is an intense 12 weeks in length. It utilizes Non-surgical Spinal Decompression with the DRX 9000 and uses methods designed specifically for Spinal Stenosis from Physical therapy, Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. During this program you will receive…

  • Therapies that relax spasmed muscles and prepares the low back area to receive the other aspects of the treatment.

  • Spinal Decompression Therapy that decrease disc bulges and herniations, promotes disc rehydration and increases the size of your spinal canal.
     
  • Specific Exercises that when performed correctly will stabilize the spine, correct posture, tighten spinal ligaments and further increase the size of the spinal canal.
     
  • Spinal Alignment with gently chiropractic care that can actually increase the size of the canal when applied correctly and at the appropriate times.
     
  • Interferential Therapy that promotes healing and regeneration in the nerves that have been damaged or pinched.

Yes, it is difficult to treat but just ask our patients and they can tell you that our program has given them their life back! We have taken the very best in non-surgical treatment and created this very effective program.

Note: This condition does not get better with time, the longer you have it the more damage that is done… so don’t wait and spend every day suffering.

Please, if you believe you have Spinal Stenosis don’t give up and settle for a lifetime of epidural shots, surgery or just living with the pain.
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