Non-Invasive Spinal Stenosis Treatment in Cedar Knolls
Get relief from spinal stenosis in Cedar Knolls.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. While minimal narrowing doesn’t lead to any symptoms, the excessive narrowing can compress the nerves and cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
There are two common types of spinal stenosis – lumbar stenosis (occurs in the lower back) and cervical stenosis (occurs in the neck region).
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
At the early stages, spinal stenosis may not have any symptoms but can be diagnosed via an MRI or CT scan. As the nerves get more compressed with time, the symptoms may start showing and become more pronounced. The symptoms, which are common in adults of 50 years and above, include:
- Numbness in your legs or buttocks
- Lower back pain when standing or walking
- Leg or arm weakness
- Problems with walking and balance
If you experience these symptoms, see our chiropractor as soon as possible.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
One of the most common causes of this condition is old age. As you become older, tissues in the spine thicken and bones may get bigger, which compresses the nerves.
Other causes of spinal stenosis include:
- Osteoarthritis can cause bone spurs to put pressure on spinal nerves and spinal cord
- Bone tumors
- Spinal curvature
- Naturally narrow spine column
- Spine defects at birth
- Paget’s disease (abnormal bone regrowth and destruction)
Chiropractic care can help you find relief for spinal stenosis, regardless of its cause. This eliminates the need for surgery which is not only costly but may also come with side effects such as a weaker spine, scarring, and long recovery time.
How We Can Help With Your Spinal Stenosis
Diagnosing spinal stenosis starts by reviewing your medical history before putting you through a physical exam. CT scan, MRI scan, and an X-ray may also be used during the diagnosis.
You can find relief from symptoms associated with your spinal stenosis with chiropractic adjustments. It aims at removing pressure from the spinal cord and compressed nerves. The hands-on spinal manipulations will increase the size of the spinal canal by adjusting it to a flexed or a forward position which puts you in a naturally comfortable position to relieve the pain.
After the chiropractic adjustments, you’ll notice a decrease in your spinal stenosis symptoms, improved range of motion, and better flexibility to comfortably take on your day-to-day activities.
We Treat Spinal Stenosis in Cedar Knolls without Surgery
At Spine and Rehabilitation of Morris, LLC, solving your pain management issues is our priority. Dr. Larry Goldfarb is licensed and experienced in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal issues including spinal stenosis. We’ll create a personalized treatment plan to ensure you find pain relief in the most efficient way possible.
If you believe your pain is related to spinal stenosis, visit our chiropractic clinic in Cedar Knolls or call us at (973)-359-4400 to schedule an appointment.