BY: MICHAELA MARX WHEATLEY
Spinal stenosis can put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves within the spine. It commonly occurs in the neck and lower back. The condition is often caused by age-related wear and tear. But a new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research in October indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk.
The results from the study, which included 469 individuals, provides better understanding of the condition and the identification of genetic markers, individuals who are at increased risk can be identified early and preventive measures can be initiated. “But what it comes down to is that if you struggle with spinal stenosis the pain and the numbness are real,”said Dr. Michael Riley, D.C. of Renuva Back & Pain Centers.
Living with chronic pain caused by stenosis of the spine affects every part of your life.
“It keeps you from enjoying the good things in life — time with kids and grandkids, playing golf, even working in the yard,” he said. “It would be nice to get out of bed — just one morning — without pain. Every time you try and push through the pain, like standing or walking for an extended period of time, you pay for it for the next 2-3 days with even more pain.” The good news is that more safe and effective treatments are emerging to address the cause of pain stemming from spinal stenosis without medication or surgery, Riley said.
What is stenosis of the spine?
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine, Riley explained. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the neck and lower back. Pain occurs when the narrowing affects your nerves. If a nerve is squeezed, pain occurs in the back, legs, neck, arms and hands, all depending on the location of the narrowing. Patients may even experience numbness or tingling in the legs and feet.
“To fix this, you must reverse the stenosis by opening these spaces within your spine,” Riley said. “If you can stop the narrowing and begin widening these spaces again, your pain will be significantly reduced or even eliminated.” Riley said this is why many other treatments may not have worked for you.
“Medications, injections, and even surgery don’t correct the fundamental issues occurring in your spine,” he said.
A new treatment option for spinal stenosis.
At Renuva Back & Pain Center,doctors have developed a unique treatment protocol that they have applied to thousands of patients around the country to significantly reduce or even eliminate pain. “This protocol is a combination of leading edge, FDA-approved technologies and treatment methods that treat the cause of pain and help to heal nerve damage to stop the pain, burning, numbness, and tingling,” Riley said. “Results vary from patient to patient, but the overall results have been remarkable.” Renuva’s CoreCare is a nonsurgical and drug-free treatment developed by Riley over the course of 15 years. The CoreCare treatment protocol is a five-phase scientific approach that applies FDA-cleared technologies and therapies in a way that is methodical and proven to be effective.
CoreCare combines several therapies designed specifically for treating the underlying causes of most pain. Each therapy on its own has value, but when combined, produce a greater and longer lasting effect. In other words, the sum of the whole is greater than the parts. “There are two unique factors to CoreCare: The synergy that comes from the therapies working together and treatment procedures, which include science-based techniques, methods and algorithms,” Riley said.
Finding the right partner.
Riley said Renuva understands how difficult it can be to choose a doctor and a treatment program that is right for you— especially if you have gone through several doctors, physical therapist or other providers. That’s why Renuva offers a no-obligation consultation with two CoreCare treatments for only $39. Patients can discuss medical history and talk about symptoms. You will also have time to ask questions about your condition and any concerns you may have.
Also included with the consultation is an exam that includes a full evaluation, including a full MyoVision digital spinal scan and X-rays, if needed, to pinpoint the cause of your pain along with the two CoreCare treatments to see how your body responds.
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