Spinal Stenosis in Lakeville
Spinal Stenosis is a disorder where the space inside of your spinal canal becomes “smaller”. Your spine is an extremely versatile structure. With this versatility; comes many chances for the spine and spinal structures to become compressed, misaligned, or strained. Your spinal canal is no different. Contact our Lakeville MN chiropractic clinic today to learn more.
What Is Stenosis?
Think of your spinal canal like a pipe that is strong enough to maintain integrity, while slightly flexible. With this flexibility, the canal or “pipe” can become compressed and make the inner diameter smaller. When this happens, it is called stenosis.
This “pipe” can be pressed from two directions. From the front, and from the back. When the canal is pressed from the front (anteriorly) it is from a disc that has “slipped” out of its place putting pressure onto the canal, thus creating a stenotic effect. The second direction is from the back of the canal (posterior). When this happens, it is mostly likely from joints, called the facets, becoming inflammation and irritated. Spondylolisthesis is another condition where the bones “slip” forward onto another putting pressure onto the canal as well. You can have “front” stenosis, “back” stenosis, and even “front AND back” stenosis.
Spinal Stenosis Symptoms In Lakeville
The evidence shows that Stenosis can vary tremendously in the degree of symptoms. Symptoms span from slight tightness in the back or neck, to debilitating nerve pain and severe muscle weakness.
It is crucial to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment through a qualified professional. At ALIGN we take pride in our extensive evaluation process so we can treat each patient in accordance with their ailment.
Traditional treatment for spinal stenosis is non-specific physical therapy, local injections, and surgery.
At ALIGN we focus on getting to the root cause of the problem and correcting the structural abnormality that is causing your condition. This is done by Structural-Corrective Chiropractic adjustments coupled with physical exercises, electrical stimulation of muscles, and traction-based therapy. This ensures that our patients not only get relief from their condition, but that the relief is long-term.
If you suspect you may have Stenosis, call our office, or book an appointment online. The sooner you treat it, the better your outcome.