Oakville Chiropractor Back Exercises for Spinal Stenosis
As we get older, so do our spines. Our Oakville Chiropractors say Spinal Stenosis is most common in people over the age of 60 and a common cause of lower back pain in this age group. Our Oakville Chiropractic Team recommends the exercises located on this page for spinal stenosis and all kinds of low back pain. Degenerative changes of the spine can lead to narrowing of two canals; either the central canal where our spinal cords are, or the lateral canals where our nerves exit the spinal cord. The Chiropractic Clinic located in Oakville treats patients will all degrees of stenosis!
Spinal Stenosis Degenerative Changes
These degenerative changes can create undesirable symptoms for our Chiropractic to treat in the lower back and the legs. Lower back pain or stiffness may be present with this condition, but more often leg symptoms are more predominant. Pain, aching, cramping, a burning sensation, weakness and/or numbness in the buttocks, legs and feet may be a result of spinal stenosis in the lower back.
Due to the degenerative nature of this condition, it can’t be reversed with conservative therapy. The good news is that our chiropractors can help you limit your symptoms and reduce the impact of this condition on daily living. Our chiropractors are spinal experts, and are well trained in techniques to help relieve symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.
Chiropractic Approved Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
Our Chiropractors have treated all types of stenosis in all types of patients. From the one of younger high school-er with back pain and stenosis to the retired banker who can’t walk a round of golf their first year into retirement, our team has a solution for your stenosis needs. Treatment options include chiropractic adjustment, shockwave, acupuncture and IFC treatment. Our medical team also recommends the exercises below performed 4 to 7 days a week at first, then 3 times a week when the pain levels drop below a 3 out of 10.
Dr. Steve and Dr. Jenn will set up a game plan after assessing your spine and looking over your x-rays confirming the spinal stenosis. Most patients with spinal stenosis related low back pain will have severely guarded muscles and an abnormal posture protecting the injured areas of their spine. Our chiros will manually adjust your spine and get you working bio-mechanically correct. This will allow the tissue around the damaged area to begin to heal and correct your posture allowing for increased range of motion and decrease in pain. Our chiropractic team will use a combination of modalities such as IFC, Shockwave and Acupuncture to help you with your stenosis pain.
Shockwave Therapy for spinal stenosis and back pain:
- Most of our patients with low back pain related to spinal stenosis will never need shockwave therapy on their actual spine. Instead, our Oakville chiropractors use the shockwave to improve blood flow and break up scar tissue of damaged areas in the body related to back pain. Shockwave Therapy is a hand held pneumatic gun that impacts the patients between 800 and 2500 times in a couple minutes. Our Doctors will alter the intensity or duration of treatment depending on patient needs and diagnosis. More about shockwave therapy for back pain here.
Acupuncture treatment for spinal stenosis in Oakville.
Dr. Jenn is our acupuncture provider in our Oakville clinic. She uses a combination of chiropractic techniques and scientifically proven acupuncture points to help alleviate her patients pain associated with spinal stenosis.
Oakville Chiropractor Approved Back Exercises for Spinal Stenosis
These Doctor approved back exercises and stretches are designed to help manage spinal stenosis and keep those diagnosed with this condition active and pain-free. These exercises are safe and effective tools to manage spinal stenosis at home in conjunction with manual therapy from our chiropractors.