Laser Spine Associates: Spinal Stenosis
Living with chronic pain can really disrupt your life. At Laser Spine Associates, we use a selection of regenerative medicine and chiropractic care techniques to treat our patients with chronic pain problems. Using non-invasive treatment plans, Dr. M.Scott White, D.C., helps residents of Northern VA and Woodbridge get pain relief from conditions like spinal stenosis.
What Is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes narrowing of the spine, which applies pressure on your spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. Spinal stenosis is most prevalent in people above 50 years old.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Depending on how severe the narrowing is, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms of spinal stenosis:
- Weakness in an arm, hand, or leg
- Numbness in your legs, or hands
- Pain in the neck or lower back when walking or standing
- Balance problems
- Joint pain and nerve pain
Types of Spinal stenosis
When diagnosing spinal stenosis, doctors look at where the condition is on the spine. The main types of spinal stenosis are:
- Lumbar stenosis: this condition is diagnosed when the narrowing occurs in the lower back, and it is the most prevalent type of spinal stenosis.
- Cervical stenosis: the narrowing is experienced in the neck.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Our healthcare provider conducts physical to diagnose spinal stenosis. We ask about your medical history and discuss the symptoms you are experiencing. We may also need to run imaging tests to determine where exactly the pain is coming from.
As for treating spinal stenosis, regular exercise is important to maintain strength in your upper legs and arms’ muscles. Regular exercise helps in pain control which allows you to walk with ease, move about, and also improves your balance.
If you are experiencing muscular tension, joint pain, neck pain, headache, back pain, and neuropathy, we recommend deep tissue robotic laser therapy to help in pain relief. Our team of experts is proficient in issues concerning spinal degeneration, hip degeneration, and knee degeneration. We also offer MLS Laser Therapy to facilitate relief for joint pain and nerve pain.
Contact Laser Spine Associates for Pain Relief from Spinal Stenosis
If you are experiencing pain in your spine, seek help from our professional chiropractor. Our experts at Laser Spine Associates are available to serve you. Call us at (703) 730-0200 for consultation and to book an appointment with, Dr. M. Scott White, our chiropractor in Northern VA.