Mar 27, 2019 | HealthQuest |
Spinal Decompression: A Nonsurgical Treatment Option for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Nonsurgical spinal decompression, which involves gentle stretching of the spine, can relieve low back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis. HealthQuest 3500 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY www.hqbk.com (718) 769-2521 Chronic back pain limits mobility and affects quality of life. This long-term health condition includes specific health conditions and spinal stenosis is one of them. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spaces within the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves that pass through the spine. The good news is that nonsurgical spinal decompression in a professional pain management center in Brooklyn, NYC, is an effective treatment option for lumbar spinal stenosis. Symptoms The process of narrowing of the spinal canal usually occurs gradually. The disc looses it spongy nature due to aging, leading to loss of disc height. This causes the hardened disc to bulge into the spinal canal. Bones spurs may form and the ligament may thicken due to inflammation or nerve compression. Symptoms include: Cramping in the calves when walking. Pain or weakness or numbness in the legs, calves or buttocks. Loss of motor functioning of the legs, and loss of normal bowel movement or bladder function. Difficulty or severe pain while bending forward, sitting, or lying down. Pain radiating into one or both thighs and legs. Medical history and physical examination are essential components in diagnosing spinal stenosis. Tests like X-ray, CT or CAT scan, MRI, or myelogram may be used to diagnose the cause of the condition. Nonsurgical spinal decompression for spinal stenosis A type of motorized traction, nonsurgical spinal decompression relieves back pain by gently stretching the spine, which may cause the bulging or herniated disks to retract. It changes the force and position of the spine, takes the pressure off the spinal discs, and relieves pain. This encourages movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disc which in turn, can promote healing. According to a study in The Spine Journal, spinal decompression for symptomatic lumbar spine stenosis led to significantly and sustained reductions in low back pain (www.beckersspine.com). The researchers conducted a multi center retrospective review of 1221 patients enrolled in the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network who underwent surgical treatment for symptomatic lumbar stenosis without instability between 2014 to 2017. The outcomes were collected at baseline and at 3 and 12 months www.hqbk.com (718) 769-2521 postoperatively. The study found that patients experienced reduction in lower back pain three months after the surgery and that the improvement continued at 24 months. Other Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Back Pain In multispecialty pain management centers in Brooklyn, treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis involves a combination of medications, pain injections, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), radiofrequency nerve ablation, and physical therapy, posture management and exercise. Physical therapy can help stabilize and protect spine, build endurance, and increase flexibility.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression, which involves gentle stretching of the spine, can relieve low back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis.
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