If chronic back or neck pain associated with spinal stenosis prevents you from staying active, Dr. Peter Le, DC, and Dr. Rick Morris, DC-ABAAHP, and their expert team offer you relief. At Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center, Inc. in Santa Monica, California, they use advanced pain management and healing solutions to treat spinal stenosis and other spinal disorders. Schedule your appointment by calling the Los Angeles practice or booking online today.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. While genetics determine the size of your spinal canal, it can narrow because of degeneration, gravity, misalignment, disc problems, and more.
That’s why spinal stenosis is more common with increasing age. A narrow spinal canal can compress nerves and lead to chronic pain.
Signs and symptoms associated with spinal stenosis include:
Pain due to spinal stenosis may increase with walking and subside with rest. Discomfort associated with spinal stenosis might be mild or severe. It can come and go or linger long term.
Spinal stenosis can occur because of:
Your risk of developing spinal stenosis increases if you’re over 50 or have scoliosis, other congenital deformities, trauma, or genetic diseases affecting bone or muscle development.
To find out if you have spinal stenosis and determine its severity, Dr. Le or Dr. Morris reviews your symptoms and medical history. They use imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, to make a final diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Your personalized spinal stenosis treatment is based on the severity of your condition. The spine specialist might recommend:
Dr. Le or Dr. Morris completes a series of spinal manipulations while you lie down on a comfortable exam table to realign your spine and relieve discomfort.
Massage therapy and myofascial release techniques help relieve stressed and tense muscles that pinch nerves associated with spinal stenosis pain.
The expert team at Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center, Inc. uses innovative DRX 9000™ technology for advanced, non-surgical spinal decompression. It’s a sophisticated, computerized, integrated spinal traction table that relieves chronic spine pain.
Your spine specialist shows you exercises and stretches to perform at home to reduce pain, improve spinal alignment, and relieve pressure on pinched nerves.
Inversion therapy is a procedure that helps reduce the effects of gravity in specific conditions to relieve chronic discomfort.
In severe cases when inflammation is inhibiting the healing process, Dr. Le or Dr. Morris may recommend steroid injections. Steroid injections can reduce inflammation and discomfort associated with spondylolisthesis.
Don’t live with spinal stenosis and discomfort associated with it when simple treatments can offer relief. Read more about spinal stenosis by reading our 3 articles: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3. Schedule an appointment with Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center, Inc. by phone or online today.