Stenosis refers to the narrowing of a structure, in this case either the spinal canal (which houses the spinal cord), or the lateral recess (the hole which the spinal nerve roots pass through). Symptoms may include spinal pain at the level of involvement, arm pain or leg pain.
Frequent causes of spinal stenosis include arthritis, facet hypertrophy, disc bulge, disc herniation and disc protrusion just to name a few. Diagnosis is usually made by a solid history, x-ray examination, MRI or CT scan of the involved area.
Spinal stenosis can be very debilitating and depending on the severity is sometimes difficult to treat. Mild cases respond favorably to chiropractic care and traction. Disc bulges, herniations or protrusions respond well to spinal decompression. In cases of severe degeneration, pain management may be the only course of treatment. In some severe cases surgery may be a consideration.
Call the office now at 407-522-5858 to schedule your consultation and examination so we can determine the best course of treatment for your spinal stenosis.