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Spinal Stenosis Causes and Treatment

What is Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a painful disorder in which the spinal (aka vertebral) canal narrows, compressing the nerves and leading to back, leg pain, and other symptoms. The majority of cases occur in the lower back. A normal spinal canal has adequate room for the spinal cord and nerve roots. A variety of factors, described below, can lead to a narrowed canal.

Causes of Spinal Stenosis

aging: it occurs most frequently in those over 50 years old; the body's gradual aging process can lead to thickened ligaments, the development of bones spurs, and/or deteriorating disks -- all of which can cause narrowing of the spaces in the spine.

Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Symptoms of spinal stenosis typically include:

Spinal Stenosis Treatment

The traditional medical approach for spinal stenosis may dictate bed rest, addictive pain medications, injections and/or surgery. However, depending on the severity, spinal stenosis can often be treated through non-surgical treatments, such as spinal decompression utilizing the DRS Protocol available at Busch Chiropractic Pain Center in Fort Wayne, IN.

When the health of one part of the spine fails it results in stress on other parts of the spine and pain in other parts of the body. Spinal stenosis may begin slowly with symptoms progressively worsening. Unfortunately, it is a chronic condition and a patient cannot be "cured" of it. But its affects can be greatly lessened without the use of drugs or surgery.

At Busch Chiropractic we work with our spinal stenosis patients (and all of our patients) to reduce the painful symptoms and improve their daily quality of life. With proper attention these improvements can be maintained over the long term and place our patients on the path to a pain-free lifestyle.

If you suffer with spinal stenosis pain, contact Busch Chiropractic today at (260) 471-4090 to learn more about our nonsurgical treatment options.

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