Stenosis is an advanced form of spinal and disc injury in which there is a narrowing of the spinal column, leading to pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can happen in any part of the spine but is most common in the lower back. It can happen due to injuries or just over time and it results in bone and hardened tissues reducing spine mobility and increasing pain and inflammation in the area.
At the Posture Clinic and Brain Therapy Clinic, we’ve seen many clients and have treatment plans in place to help alleviate the pain and pressure that this causes.
Let’s talk about some of the modalities that we include in the treatment plans of our patients to help them treat spinal stenosis and chronic disc health issues.
The wobble chair is a revolutionary device in the world of spinal health. It was designed to rehabilitate disc injuries and keep the spine mobile and able to move properly.
The wobble, or unstable nature of the chair allows your spine to move in all directions while still providing support to move safely. In doing the back-and-forth motions on the wobble chair, we’re creating a fluid pump in our spine for better circulation.
This circulation helps to remove the bad stuff that gets built up from injuries and immobility and brings in nutrients and the fluid that promotes healing.
At our clinic, we love using the wobble chair as a warm-up before a treatment to increase effectiveness and make the work of adjustments easier and better. It’s also great after the rest of the treatment as a way to continue that circulation and healing in the spine.
Cervical Traction Unit
The cervical traction unit helps with rehabilitating the curve in the neck and improving posture and disc health in the neck.
Just like with the wobble chair for low back, the cervical traction unit allows you to repeat a pumping motion up and down for a comfortable stretch in the cervical spine. This warms the neck up for neck work with your chiropractor and promotes fluid movement in the discs and spine.
After repeating for about a minute, gentle traction can be added to create that space in the spine and discs that help with healing and rehabbing injuries.
Regular use of the cervical traction unit drastically improves results with treatments and we provide at-home units to keep practicing this neck exercise daily.
The spinal decompression table is a great way to focus on the area of your spine that needs work for decompression and healing.
It allows us to anchor at the specific point of the spine and create traction to separate the bones of the spine and the discs.
By gently doing this with the spinal decompression table we are able to take the pressure off the spine and discs to increase fluid flow and healing in the area.
While adjustments are a part of treating spine health and restoring balance, these additional modalities are an important part of a complete program for spine health and helping stenosis. Fluid flow through the discs in the spines is necessary to promote healing and remove waste that is built up in the narrowing of the spine.
Much like flossing is a key part of good dental health, these methods are a part of good spinal health and seeing the best results in your treatment program.
Book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ian Horseman today to find out About the treatment plans that he has available to work best for you.
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