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At Gremmels Chiropractic Center our dedicated team offers comprehensive support and care for many health conditions including spinal stenosis. This condition occurs when the spinal canal narrows, creating painful, movement-limiting conditions. This is often due to aging or mechanical problems with the spine. If you are suffering from spinal stenosis consider coming to our Birmingham office.
Due to the narrowing of the spinal canal, pressure can build up on the spinal column and nerves. Most often, it is a degenerative disease that worsens over time, sometimes building for numerous years without pain. It can be caused by:
Degenerative changes in bone
Spinal cord tumors
Spinal Stenosis usually occurs in people over the age of 50 although this is not always the case.
When you visit our offices, we'll conduct a full examination and talk to you about the potential symptoms you have. The most common ones include:
Pain triggered by walking or standing
Spasms or weak muscles
It often requires an electro diagnostic study for imaging to determine if the problem exists.
When you come in to see our doctors, we'll provide you with treatments for spinal stenosis custom tailored to your specific needs. We often recommend a conservative treatment to start with which may include the use of muscle relaxants, bed rest, localized heat application and analgesics.
Chiropractic treatment of spinal stenosis is also available of course. Through spinal manipulation, it is possible to reduce some or all of the pressure that's built up in this area and reduce the impact it has on the spinal nerves. It is this connection to the nerves that causes the pain you feel.
Often times, ongoing chiropractic care is necessary since spinal stenosis is a chronic condition. While doctors may recommend surgery for some patients, our first approach is always to offer spinal manipulation options because they can be highly effective in giving you your quality of life back.
Chiropractic adjustments are non-invasive and a natural way to help those suffering from disc displacement and vertebral misalignment. When the bones of the spinal column are not aligned properly, the bones, back muscles, ligaments, and facet joints are stressed. Spinal manipulation can reduce this. We also offer therapeutic techniques such as massage therapy that can also help to stimulate healing and improvement.
If you want to improve your pain, we can help you. Spinal stenosis may be treatable and you may be able to regain most if not all of your movement and function back through non-invasive chiropractic care. Contact our offices today to discuss how chiropractor care for spinal stenosis can help to improve the way you feel and give you the ability to function again.
Call us today at (205) 854-3008 to schedule an appointment at Gremmels Chiropractic Center!