Contrary to what you may have been told, there are many natural treatment options for spinal stenosis that are very effective. Dr. Justin Hartman of Hartman Family Wellness in Colleyville, Texas offers a variety of nonsurgical, natural treatment options to alleviate the painful symptoms of spinal stenosis. For expert spinal stenosis therapies and treatments, call or schedule a consultation online with Dr. Hartman today.

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What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which your spinal canal begins to narrow as a result of wear and tear on your spine from degenerative disc disease or scoliosis. It is usually associated with severe muscle spasms in the erector spinae musculature. Your spinal canal is the space between the vertebrae that protect your spinal cord through which the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows.

When this space within your spine narrows, it can put pressure on the nerves in your spinal column and cause pain as well as restrict the flow of CSF that protects your spinal cord. Spinal stenosis often occurs in the neck (cervical stenosis) or lower back (lumbar stenosis).

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Although some men and women don’t experience symptoms as a result of spinal stenosis, others feel a gradual pain that worsens over time. Depending on if you have cervical or lumbar stenosis, you may have any of the following symptoms:

  • Numbness and tingling in your arms, hands, feet, or legs
  • Weakness in one arm, hand, foot, or leg
  • Difficulty walking and balancing
  • Neck pain
  • Bowel or bladder urgency
  • Pain or cramping in your legs after standing for long periods
  • Lower back pain

What factors contribute to the onset of spinal stenosis?

Previous head or tailbone injuries are factors that contribute to the onset of spinal stenosis due to the creation of meningeal torque in the cervical or lumbar spine. Degenerative disc disease can occur as a person ages and bone spurs associated with this problem can contribute to spinal canal narrowing.

What are the treatment options for spinal stenosis?

Dr. Hartman uses a variety of natural, noninvasive techniques to treat spinal stenosis pain as well as treat the cause of the pain.

He typically recommends a combination of intersegmental traction therapy and spinal decompression therapy as an effective solution to reversing spinal stenosis.

Call Hartman Family Wellness or schedule a consultation online to learn more about natural treatment options for spinal stenosis.