Spinal Stenosis Therapy Options In Chapel Hill Durham
The word stenosis is derived from the Greek vocabulary and means “to choke”. If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis in Chapel Hill, this means that the nerves in a certain area of your back are being “choked” and the messages from the brain to the rest of your body are being impinged. Pain can result as a warning sign from the body that there is a problem occurring within.
How Can the DRX9000C Treat for Spinal Stenosis?
Chapel Hill-Durhams’s Chiropractor Dr. Cosmas Leigh is dedicated to providing the most advanced, state-of-the-art, natural care possible for his patients. Dr. Leigh is the only Chiropractic Physician in the Triangle using the DRX9000C. This spinal decompression medical device is an alternative, non-invasive approach toward providing fast pain relief for a wide variety of chronic pain issues that you might be experiencing. The DRX9000C is designed to reduce and eliminate pressure between the spinal discs. As both the vertebrae and spine are separated, the pressure is slowly reduced within the disc creating a small vacuum which forces the gelatin center of the spinal disc back into its natural place. The DRX9000C also helps pull much-needed nutrients, both oxygen and fluid, back into the degenerated discs allowing therapeutic healing to commence.
What is Involved in a DRX9000C Spinal Stenosis Treatment?
During treatment for spinal stenosis, the patient is secured and positioned on the table with an arm support, belt, and a vest to prevent the body from sliding. The duration of the treatment, the pull weight, and the decompressing angle are entered into a computer which calculates a slow progression and maximum pull while alternating between an extension and relaxing state. An average spinal stenosis treatment lasts about three to four treatments for about a 20 to 30 minute duration each time.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis vs. Cervical Spinal Stenosis
In lumbar stenosis, which occurs in 75% of stenosis cases, the spinal nerve roots in the lower back are compressed, or choked. This can produce symptoms of sciatica; tingling, weakness or numbness that radiates from the lower back and into the buttocks and legs. This can present especially with activity. Spinal stenosis is related to degeneration in the spine and usually will become significant at the age of 60 or so. Treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis is very effective to help adults prevent having to limit activities and can alleviate leg pain and/or difficulty with walking.
Spinal stenosis pain in the neck (cervical spinal stenosis) can be far more dangerous because of the compression of the spinal cord. Spinal cord stenosis may lead to serious symptoms including major body weakness or even paralysis. Many times people think the only option they have for cervical spinal stenosis is surgery. This is not true.
What Other Conditions can Dr. Leigh Treat Using this Alternative Treatment?
Dr. Leigh has been able to help thousands of patients suffering from the pain and symptoms associated with common conditions listed below: