Spinal Stenosis

What is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis occurs when the space around your spinal cord narrows and causes pressure on your nerve roots. The main cause is wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis). As cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone. This can result in an overgrowth of bone (bone spurs) that intrudes into spinal cord space.

Other causes of spinal stenosis include herniated disks, thickened ligaments, and abnormal growths. Paget’s disease or major trauma to the spine can also lead to spinal stenosis.  When this condition is due to back problems present at birth, it’s called congenital spinal stenosis. You’re more likely to develop spinal stenosis as you age. However, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, it usually occurs in people over 60 years old. General symptoms include back pain and numbness or weakness of the legs.

Diagnosis and Treatment
After a physical examination, your doctor will likely want to order some tests to determine the cause of your symptoms. Imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans can provide detailed pictures of your spine.

There is no cure for spinal stenosis, but there are treatments to help relieve symptoms. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can ease swelling and pain.  Today, many patients seek alternative methods for treatment, including chiropractic care. … Spinal Manipulation takes pressure off the spine, helping to relieve pain and discomfort.

Arena Spinal Care Center PC
2209 Euler Road, Suite 2
Brighton, Michigan 48114
810.225.2866

Brighton Hours:
Monday-Wednesday-Friday
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday-Thursday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Proactive Wellness Center LLC
25882 Orchard Lake Rd., Suite L1 
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336
(Now in the Lower Level)
248.957.9525

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Tuesday-Thursday
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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