Spinal Stenosis describes any closing of the neural foramen along the spine or narrowing along the spinal canal and nerve root canals. The two types of spinal stenosis are acquired and developmental stenosis, which is caused by genetics. Acquired stenosis is more common and develops with age as the three-joint complex of the spine loses its strength and flexibility. The joints include the intervertebral disc, the inferior and superior vertebral bodies and the facet joints. Synovitis may occur, which is inflammation of the synovial tissue of the facet joints. Osteophytes (bone spurs) can form which narrow the openings along the foramina, blocking the nerve root and spinal canals. Adding to the biomechanical degeneration, herniated and slipped discs can develop. As openings narrow, nerve and blood systems can be damaged, causing painful ischemic neuritis.
When does spinal stenosis occur?
Spinal stenosis is rarely seen in the young unless it is developmental stenosis. Generally, acquired stenosis appears after 70, and may affect over 250,000 Americans.
What are the symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?
- Pain radiating from both legs.
- Increased pain in the back, buttocks and leg with standing or extensive walking.
- Bladder issues may worsen with the condition.
- In a physical examination, the lower spine may appear flattened.
- The range of motion in the back is limited.
How is spinal stenosis diagnosed and treated using a regenerative strategy? Is an operation my best option?
Before considering an operation, take a look at the regenerative alternative developed by Dr. Scott Greenberg. His treatment team follows a natural, holistic approach for treating spine conditions such as spinal stenosis. It is non-invasive, opioid-free, and requires no recovery time.
Dr. Greenberg’s team will perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis, including a review of your most recent radiographs. They will carefully examine and palpate your neck, back and shoulders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the kinetic integrity of the key systems along your spine, pelvis, knees and feet. They may assess your gait or check for pelvic tilt to see if your musculoskeletal systems are balanced.
The pain problems that you are dealing with may not be stenosis at all, but something much more common and harder to diagnose. Your synovial tissues may be damaged and they have destabilized your spine. The narrowing of your passages in your spine may be caused by bone spurs or synovial cysts that were generated by weakness in your facet joints or bone damage. The good news is that you may only need to stabilize your spine through regeneration therapy, and not with a back operation and all they entail.
If you are an appropriate candidate for Kinetic Regeneration Therapy, Dr. Greenberg will treat your Spinal Stenosis with the healing and synergistic cascade of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments.
A typical treatment may call for several injections administered every 3 weeks. Dr. Greenberg has had success using PRP injections to treat spinal stenosis. He will also treat nearby ligaments, muscles and discs. The treatments initiate your body’s healing processes to rebuild sinews, tendons and cartilage using the body’s own healing components to strengthen and stabilize the spine and reduce pain.
Kinetic Regeneration Therapy is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery that has lower infection risks, shorter recovery times and is opioid-free. We work with you holistically. We, renew you physically and try to raise your personal sense of wellness, so you become a healthier YOU with a back that feels great.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at (833) 440-4325.
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