At their first visit to our Premier Family Chiropractic office, many spinal stenosis patients indicate that life is largely about pain or another type of discomfort. Fortunately, our chiropractor in Brentwood offers safe, effective, and natural spinal stenosis treatment that avoid surgery or medication. Our Brentwood, TN practice is conveniently located in Cool Springs, to the north of Franklin and to the south of Nashville.
Overview of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a disorder that mainly affects individuals who are at least 50 years old. It results in narrowing of the passageway that surrounds the spinal cord. It could develop in any area ranging from the neck to the lower back. Our Brentwood chiropractor provides expert treatment for the discomfort associated with this condition and also restores a patient’s flexibility and strength.
This condition is occasionally present at birth. However, osteoarthritis is its most common cause. This type of arthritis causes bone spurs that further narrow the spinal passageway and compress the spinal cord. The most common additional causes include:
- Poor posture
- Herniated discs
- Cysts or tumors
- Sports or other types of injuries
- Prior spinal surgery
- Spinal misalignment due to disc or facet joint problems
- Thickening of ligaments supporting vertebrae
- Paget’s disease
Not all patients describe having the same symptoms. The most common signs of spinal stenosis include stiffness, back pain, and numbness. Some patients experience sciatica, a foot drop, difficulty standing or walking, or lack of control over their bladder or bowels. Many individuals who visit our practice require lower back pain treatment.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options We Offer
Chiropractic spinal stenosis treatment helps lower the pressure on spinal nerves, restore motion, and reduce pain. The principle behind this type of treatment is that spinal movement that is restricted reduces the correct functioning of the spine and can result in pain.
Evaluating a patient for possible spinal stenosis requires reviewing a medical history and symptoms, conducting a comprehensive physical exam, and using certain diagnostic tests. The most common are X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans.
Our chiropractic practice is able to offer a number of options for lower back pain treatment and relief of other discomfort related to spinal stenosis. Spinal adjustment is a chiropractic therapy frequently used to correct problems with alignment of the vertebrae or disc displacement. This therapy lowers the stress on bones, back muscles, facet joints, ligaments, and discs.
Corrective exercises can boost a patient’s flexibility and strengthen weakened muscles so that they can better support the spine. Soft tissues heal thanks to chiropractic techniques such as vibration board therapy and massage.
The natural, conservative approach of chiropractic allows patients to become pain-free without resorting to medication or surgery. They can then begin treatment to achieve improved overall wellness and the lifestyle they would love to lead.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in Brentwood
At Premier Family Chiropractic, we use a whole-person approach in treating each individual. Our chiropractor in Brentwood, Dr. Quinn W. Uzelman, wants more than freedom from pain for our patients. His goal is an increased level of wellness. Call us today at (615) 661-4101 to schedule an appointment and take the first step on your wellness journey at our office south of Nashville and just north of Franklin.