By Dr. Terry Weyman
I got this quick tip from the American Chiropractic Association and I felt it was worth sharing.
TREATMENT OF STENOSIS
“Spinal stenosis is created by the narrowing of the Spinal Canal. There are three BASIC treatment approaches to spinal stenosis: The conservative medical approach, which often involves bed rest, analgesics, local moist heat and muscle relaxants; The conservative Chiropractic approach, which includes non rotational manipulation to decrease tension of posterior facet joints, exercise, decompression and self-care techniques; and surgery. The source of the stenosis often dictates the treatment.
Ultimately, stenosis is a chronic condition that cannot be “cured”, but it often can be improved and maintained over the long term.”
By working with the fixation of the posterior joints, decompressing the spine and providing proper exercises to strengthen the weakened core WITHOUT adding further stress, can and has been shown to decrease the symptoms dramatically. Thus, increasing the quality of your life.
Dr.Terry Weyman is the clinic director of CSI. For more info, you can visit their website at www.gotcsi.com