Spinal stenosis has numerous causes, from aging to trauma, tumors and misalignment. Individuals with this condition may struggle to stay active due to pain, weakness and mobility problems. Surgery is often recommended, but may not be your only option. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, AIMS Clinic offers alternative treatments to help improve quality of life and restore good health. Learn more about how we address the causes and symptoms of spinal stenosis in our East Brunswick, NJ office.
Why Consider Alternative Treatments?
Though some cases are so severe that they require surgical intervention, the majority of patients who have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis are able to find relief through alternative treatments that do not involve drugs or invasive procedures. This is because the root causes of spinal stenosis often require structural correction. This approach generally produces better results than pharmaceuticals that simply mask pain without addressing the real cause of your discomfort.
Chiropractic Care for Stenosis
In many cases, chiropractic treatment provides an ideal option for stenosis recovery. These treatments are natural, noninvasive and require no recovery time, addictive medications or time away from work. Chiropractic treatment may include:
- Spinal decompression
- Spinal manipulation
- Lumbar traction
- Massage therapy
- Home exercises and stretches
- Lifestyle adjustments, including diet and exercise
Through spinal adjustments, a chiropractor can address the root cause of your stenosis symptoms, relieving numbness, pain and weakness. And best of all, these adjustments are typically pain-free and provide fast relief.
Physical Therapy for Stenosis
Other patients benefit immensely from physical therapy to resolve spinal stenosis. Our team of physical therapists utilizes a number of therapies and techniques to decrease pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons while improving function and muscle strength. These methods include:
- Stretching to reduce stress on joints
- Lumbar and abdominal strengthening exercises
- Manual therapy to improve range-of-motion
- Ice therapy to reduce pain
- Heat therapy to promote blood circulation
- Lifestyle education
Additionally, a physical therapist can work with a holistic healthcare team to determine which, if any, complementary treatments could provide further relief.
Seek Relief from Spinal Stenosis
If you’re interested in learning more about alternative treatments for stenosis recovery, contact AIMS Clinic to schedule a free consultation. Our team will review your complete health history and your symptoms, complete evaluations and help determine which treatments will be most effective for your condition. To learn more, give us a call at 732-254-5553 or visit us at 150-A Tices Ln in East Brunswick, NJ.