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Spinal Stenosis in Coquitlam, BC
Spinal stenosis occurs when the spaces in the spine narrows, causing compression of the spinal cord and nerves. There are two types of spinal stenosis, lumbar and cervical. While lumbar spinal stenosis is more common, cervical spinal stenosis is often more dangerous due to the compression pf the spinal cord.
Spinal Stenosis Causes and Symptoms
There are several potential causes for spinal stenosis, including age, heredity, arthritis, tumors, trauma, and instability of the spine. Symptoms of spinal stenosis may appear slowly and worsen over time. Symptoms include:
- Foot problems
- Pain shooting down the leg
- Pain in the neck or back
- Numbness, weakness, cramping
Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
At MacKenzie SDI, we treat patients suffering from spinal stenosis through our spinal decompression treatment. Spinal decompression therapy helps elongate the spine in a slow, gentle manner in order to relieve pressure. The treatment is virtually painless. Most patients experience relief within the first few sessions. In addition to spinal decompression, there are suitable treatment options that can alleviate spinal stenosis symptoms, including exercise, epidural injections, and activity modification.
Contact MacKenzie SDI in Coquitlam, BC, today to get started on spinal stenosis pain relief regimen. Call our office today to schedule your free initial consultation with a member of our staff.