What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of your backbone, the body structure that normally protects your spinal cord. This narrowing can create pressure on your spinal cord.
Before you consider surgery as a treatment for your spinal stenosis, first explore nonsurgical treatments.

Non-surgical spinal decompression has shown some exciting results. Research is beginning to be published in some very prestigious medical journals that clearly demonstrates the short-term and long-term benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression for both disc bulges and herniation’s, and for spinal stenosis.

Alternative Therapies
You can use alternative therapies to treat spinal stenosis, either in place of or in conjunction with other treatments. Chiropractors adjust your spine to help restore normal spine movement and function, thereby reducing pain and symptoms associated with spinal stenosis. Research published in the “British Medical Journal” in 2006 concludes that chiropractic care is likely to be beneficial both in acute and chronic cases of back pain.

Inversion Table Therapy
Inversion tables have been found to provide temporary relief but offer little long-term benefit. According to research, inversion tables actually worsen your condition in the long run. Although this therapy may temporarily reduce the symptoms caused by spinal stenosis, it will not reduce the narrowing of the spine indicative of the condition. Inversion table therapy may be suitable as a complement to the other treatments available for spinal stenosis.

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