When the spine begins to narrow—putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves—this causes a condition known as spinal stenosis. While spinal stenosis can occur anywhere in the spine, 75% of cases start in the lower back. When the nerves become compressed, this can cause pain through the back and even down through the leg.
At Longmont Spine & Physical Medicine, we offer a number of natural, non-invasive therapies to relieve the pain associated with spinal stenosis. By releasing the pressure that is placed on the spinal nerves and muscles, our patients are able to experience relief and even resume their previous activities.
Spinal stenosis has a number of potential causes, which can include aging, bone spurs, arthritis, tumors, spinal instability, and direct trauma to the spine. Potential symptoms associated with spinal stenosis include:
- hot or cold sensations
- difficulty walking
To determine the reason for spinal stenosis, our doctor will perform diagnostic testing to identify the problem. Once a diagnoses is reached, he or she will then develop an appropriate treatment program, which may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy, to relieve the pain associated with spinal stenosis.
For more information on our Longmont spinal stenosis treatments, please call 303-678-7170 today to make an appointment for your free consultation.