Dr. Thomas Harvey
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION FOR STENOSIS
Acute and chronic back pain is connected to various spine conditions. One problem that takes many people to pain management centers complaining of back pain is stenosis.
What is stenosis?
Stenosis is a condition that occurs when the spinal canal compresses and narrows the spinal cord. Due to excessive pressure in the nerves, the condition can be very painful. Stenosis can be caused by various elements that include aging, a tumor or disc herniation. It is also a disorder that can occur in the neck, in the middle of the back, and in the lower back.
What are the symptoms of stenosis?
One main symptom of stenosis is neck pain or back pain. But after several months or years, it can progress to uncontrollable pain known as claudicant pain. The other symptom of stenosis is abnormal feeling in the thighs, legs, buttocks and the feet. Some people may even experience loss of bowel and bladder control.
Treatment of stenosis
Back pain is an unendurable condition that requires treatment as soon as possible. However, it is also important to seek the right treatment procedure to ensure the root cause of the pain is addressed. In addition, the back is a complicated structure that comprises of joints, bones, muscles, and ligaments. With many reports of avoidable back surgeries, many back pain victims are looking for better and less aggressive options. The most preferred treatment option that is less invasive is spinal-decompression.
How Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression can help with stenosis
If you have spinal stenosis, there are many treatment options you can choose. However, if the problem is caused by disc herniation or degeneration, the most recommended treatment method is non-surgical Spinal-Decompression. With this approach, the practitioners focus on the damaged discs.
The success rate of the treatment is very high among back pain patients. Since the doctor concentrates on the damaged discs, it causes stretching and expanding of the spine and also of the targeted disc.
Non-surgical Spinal-Decompression is non-invasive. There are no surgeries or drugs involved. People suffering from stenosis normally report successful news after the treatment. The healing is also faster compared to other options. This is good news, particularly when other procedures involve drugs, injections or surgeries.
Why is non-surgical spinal-decompression better than surgery?
For surgical treatment, the surgeon removes the portion of the disc that might be creating problems at the spine. It is a process that puts the patient at risk of developing complications such as damages to the nerve, blood clots, infection and excessive bleeding. On the other, non-surgical spinal-decompression does not have the above risks. Being non-invasive, you do not need to worry about bleeding or other serious complications. Research shows that non-surgical spinal-decompression is more than 80 percent effective in treating and relieving back pain, especially stenosis.
Why choose Non-surgical Spinal-decompression for stenosis?
Being a surgical alternative for treating back pain issues such as stenosis, non-surgical spinal-decompression has become a choice of many back pain sufferers. It is considered the best option for people who have symptoms or pain due to compressed spine. Other problems that respond well to non-surgical spinal-decompression treatment are herniated discs, sciatica pain, failed back surgeries, bulging discs, and other back related problems.
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