What is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal Stenosis occurs most often in the neck and lower back. Pain occurs when the narrowing affects the 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.
In order to fix this, the stenosis has to be reversed by opening these spaces within the spine. If the narrowing can be stopped and these spaces widened again, the pain may be significantly reduced or even eliminated. This is why many other Spinal Stenosis treatments may not have worked because medications, injections, and even surgery don’t correct the fundamental issues occurring in the spine.
What Causes Spinal Stenosis?
- Herniated or Bulging Disc
- Injuries (an accident may fracture or inflame part of your spine)
- Tumors (if cancerous growths touch the spinal cord, stenosis may develop)
- Paget’s disease
- Some people are born with spinal stenosis which usually starts to cause problems between the ages of 30 and 50.
What are Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?
- Sciatica. These shooting pains down your leg start as an ache in the lower back or buttocks.
- Foot drop. Painful leg weakness may cause you to “slap” your foot on the ground.
- A hard time standing or walking. When you’re upright, it tends to compress the vertebrae, causing pain.
- Loss of bladder or bowel control. In extreme cases, it weakens the nerves to the bladder or bowel.
How Renuva can help Spinal Stenosis:
At Renuva Back & Pain Center, we use a unique Spinal Stenosis treatment protocol, CoreCare, that has been used with 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.