Treatment for spinal stenosis relies on proven osteopathic techniques to reduce pain, tingling, and numbness by loosening tight tissue that can place pressure on the spine and nerves.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal is compressed, usually due to narrowing caused by osteoarthritis, bulging discs, or thickening of the back’s ligaments. Since the spinal canal contains the spinal cord and nerve roots, that compression causes pinching of the cord and roots that results in numbness, cramps, weakness, and pain.
This narrowing can occur in one spot along the spine or several. Most cases involve narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck or lower back, but pain is commonly experienced in other areas of the body like the calves. For some patients, this narrowing results in few if any symptoms. More severe cases can result in chronic pain and even disability.
Like many conditions of the spine, this narrowing of the spinal canal typically occurs as a result of the aging process. As you get older, spinal tissues can thicken and bones can grow larger, causing nerve compression. Inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other medical conditions can also contribute. Other causes include:
In addition to those causes, there are also various risk factors that can make you more susceptible to this type of nerve compression.
When medical providers suspect the presence of spinal stenosis, there are specific signs and symptoms they look for, including:
Of course, many of these symptoms are present in other spinal conditions, so a proper diagnosis must be made to ensure proper treatment. While there is no cure for this narrowing of the spinal canal, osteopathic care can be an important part of any effective treatment to manage symptoms.
Because this narrowing of the spinal canal can result in worsening symptoms over time, it is important to seek treatment to reduce pain and enhance your quality of life. Leonid Tafler, D.O. has the experience and expertise to help, using proven osteopathic techniques that can help to reduce pain, maintain mobility, and reduce the risk of disability. With manual manipulation, recommended exercises, and lifestyle changes, many patients can live stronger, more active lives.
Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.Back Muscle SpasmFacet Joint SyndromeFailed Back Surgery SyndromeHerniated DiscsLow Back PainLumbar RadiculopathyMid Back PainMyofascial Pain SyndromeNerve Compression SyndromePiriformis SyndromePost Laminectomy SyndromeSacroiliac Joint DysfunctionScoliosisSpinal Stenosis
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with this condition, contact us today. We will schedule an appointment to confirm your diagnosis and work with you to provide the osteopathic care you need for a better quality of life.
Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.
I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.
Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.
Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!
Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.
Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.
Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!