Spinal stenosis is a serious condition that affects the middle aged and elderly. Until recently, spinal stenosis has generally been treated with surgery. Recent technological advances have changed how we can approach spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis is classified as a narrowing of the space surrounding the spinal cord. This narrowing does not allow your spinal cord to flex, extend, and function as intended. Your spinal cord is a big “wire” that sends information from your brain to your body and back. The spinal cord transmits signals which control the most basic functions of the body such as moving limbs, maintaining balance, along with proper function of nearly all organs including the thyroid, heart, lungs, stomach, and reproductive organs. Since spinal stenosis affects one of the most important control centers of the human body (the spinal cord), this condition can drastically affect your quality of life and if left untreated, can lead to more serious problems and issues in the future.
For most people diagnosed with spinal stenosis, the common starting point for treatment includes exercises and nerve medication. For some, this solution works. For others, symptoms persist and continue to progress over time.
Although there have been advancements with spinal surgery to help spinal stenosis, many patients do not wish to risk adverse reactions to the anesthetics and procedure. For patients not wanting to undergo the invasive spinal surgery or for patients that have received the surgery but still experience pain and dysfunction, the recently developed protocol at Balance Chiropractic may offer hope.
Balance Chiropractic is the only office in Colorado that couples Foundational Correction via the NUCCA Method (never popping, twisting or cracking the spine) with the most technologically advanced Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression units called the DRX9000. This method allows a two-part treatment that decompresses the injured discs and vertebral bones of the spine. This process can relieve the pressure on the nerves, reducing the pain, and gently realigns the foundation and skull to a neutral position for a powerful and long-term treatment.