Spinal Stenosis

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WHAT IS SPINAL STENOSIS?

Spinal Stenosis is a Narrowing of the Spinal Canal.

There are multiple canals, or openings that the nerves in your neck and back travel through. The canal in the center that runs from your up and down in your spine is called the Central Canal. This canal is really a long tube created by the hole or canal in the middle of each of the vertebrae. These vertebrae that form your spine are stacked on top of one another. The central canal is where your Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves run. 
 
This canal can narrow and become smaller as we age and our spine degenerates. This is called Spinal Stenosis. This narrowing can pinch the Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves that travel through the central canal. This most commonly causes low back pain, along with pain, numbness and weakness in one or both legs with spinal stenosis. The pain tends to be worse with standing and walking and relieved by bending over, leaning on something (like a shopping cart) or sitting. The pain can become unrelenting and the mental and physical toll this puts on those who suffer with spinal stenosis should not be understated.
The spinal cord and spinal nerves are very delicate structures. Long-standing pinching or compression on either of those nerve structures can result in permanent nerve damage if left untreated.

What causes Spinal Stenosis?

The Parts of the Spine that can be Involved with Spinal Stenosis

As Spinal Stenosis is narrowing of a major canal we have to consider what structures are there that can cause narrowing? There is the large part of the vertebra (body) in the front, there is also shock absorbing material that sits between each body of the vertebra like a sandwich. This shock absorbing material is shaped like the body and we call it an intervertebral disc. Your disc is like a strong jelly donut; it has a tough outer portion and a soft jelly like inside. Your disc can get injured or degenerate (become thin and worn out), they can bulge, protrude or herniate. The majority of the time someone has one of these problems the disc will move into the space in the spinal canal, contributing to the stenosis.
The back part of the spine is made up of the facet joints. The bones that make up the Facet Joints can grow or become larger due to stress or degeneration, wear and tear (arthritis).
The ligaments line the inside of the spinal canal. They can thicken due to stress.
Spondylolisthesis –Another possible contributor to the narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) is when one vertebra slips forward, backwards or sideways compared to the vertebra below it. There are a number of reasons why this can occur.
True Spinal Stenosisusually involves at least two of these contributing factors. I say true because Spinal Stenosis is commonly diagnosed inappropriately and therefore is commonly treated incorrectly. 

What can be done about my stenosis?

Very Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Because it is difficult to diagnose Spinal Stenosis, Dr. Clark does not even consider whether his Spinal Stenosis Program is right for you until he has thoroughly thoroughly studied your condition, done an extensive exam and spent ample time reviewing your contemporary MRI…as well as any other tests you may have had that will assist us in establishing the best treatment for you to get the very best result.
He does not accept all cases for treatment because some cases would not be amenable to our care. He do not want to waste your time or money! Whether or not you are a good candidate for Dr. Clarks program is entirely contingent on what your MRI shows.
If he can’t help you, he will tell you upfront and direct you to the best health care practitioner for your situation.
He has successfully treated thousands of Spinal Stenosis Patients and can identify if it will work for you.
Because Spinal Stenosis can involve poor muscle support, spinal alignment, loss of normal low back curve (bad posture), spinal flexibility along with the other factors discussed above – an effective treatment program must address each of these problems. Spinal surgery is not the best choice for most spinal stenosis patients.
Our Spinal Stenosis Program is aimed at correcting the actual problem, not just the symptoms. It utilizes Non-surgical Spinal Decompression with the DRX 9000 and uses methods designed specifically for Spinal Stenosis to actually increase the space in the canal and reduce the pinching on the Spinal Cord or Spinal Nerves. During this program you will receive…
  • Therapiesthat relax spasmed muscles and prepares the low back area to receive the other aspects of the treatment.
  • Spinal Decompression Therapythat decrease disc bulges and herniations, promotes disc rehydration and increases the size of your spinal canal.
  • Specific Exercisesthat when performed correctly will stabilize the spine, correct posture, tighten spinal ligaments and further increase the size of the spinal canal.
  • Spinal Alignmentwith gently chiropractic care that can actually increase the size of the canal when applied correctly and at the appropriate times.
  • Interferential Therapythat promotes healing and regeneration in the nerves that have been damaged or pinched.
Yes, it is difficult to treat but just ask our patients and they can tell you that our program has given them their life back! We have taken the very best in non-surgical treatment and created this very effective program.
Please, if you believe you have Spinal Stenosis don’t give up and settle for a lifetime of epidural shots, surgery or just living with the pain.

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Symptoms of spinal stenosis include:

  • Numbness, tingling, or a “pins and needles” feeling in the foot, leg, hand, or arm
  • Issues with balance, walking, or standing for long periods of time
  • Pain in the back or neck
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Start Your Consultation

If you believe that your chronic neck or back pain is a sign of this condition, contact Advanced Spine & Disc to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clark. Each consultation with Dr. Clark includes:
  • a full examination of the your symptoms, limitations and pain history
  • a clear explanation of what current diagnostic imaging and other symptoms mean
  • specialized and effective treatment that can solve the cause—not just the symptoms—of your chronic pain

Dr. Clark enjoys helping many of his patients gain relief from their neck or back pain and get back to enjoying their lives. He will take the guesswork out of discovering the right treatment for you using proven, non-surgical methods. Advanced Spine & Disc’s state-of-the-art equipment, including the DRX9000 decompression machine, is another innovative feature that can help patients like you battle back against pain and get their life back.