Spinal stenosis treatment can come in many forms, but many of them are invasive and harmful. Stem cell therapy for back pain from Stem Cell Miami may be an option for those who are looking for a long-term solution to their back pain that does not require medication or surgery. To learn more, contact us.
What is Spinal Stenosis & its Causes?
Spinal stenosis is a condition wherein the spaces within your spine are narrowing and this can place serious pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. The condition most often occurs in the lower back and the neck as well. While some people who have spinal stenosis may not experience any symptoms at all, others may feel some pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness. If the patient does experience any symptoms, these symptoms can worsen over time.
Spinal stenosis is commonly caused by wear-and-tear changes in the spine that is related to osteoarthritis. In the most severe cases of spinal stenosis, doctors may actually recommend surgery to effectively create more space for the spinal cord or nerves. The spine runs from your neck to your lower back and each of the bones in your spine come together to form a spinal canal which protects the nerves of your spinal cord. Some people are born with a naturally smaller spinal canal but most of the spinal stenosis occurs when something happens to narrow the open space within the spine itself. The actual causes of spinal stenosis may vary but they are usually as follows:
- Bone Overgrowth: When you suffer from wear and tear damage from osteoarthritis on your spinal bones, this can prompt the formation of bone spurs and grow into the spinal canal.
- Herniated Discs: Those discs in your spine that act as cushions between your vertebrae tend to dry out with age and the cracks that occur in the exterior may allow some of the soft inner material to leak out and press on the nerves of the spine.
- Thickened Ligaments: Those tough cords that hold the bones of your spine together can, over time, become stiff and thick. When this occurs, the thickened ligaments can bulge into the spinal canal.
- Tumors: Unfortunately, it is possible for abnormal growths to form inside the spinal cord, within the membranes that cover the spinal cord, or in the space between the spinal cord and vertebrae.
- Injuries of the Spine: Getting into a car accident and other trauma can lead to dislocation or fractures of the vertebrae. The displaced bone from a nearby spinal fracture can actually cause damage to the contents of the spinal canal.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment
You may be able to see real changes in the condition of your spinal stenosis if you simply utilize stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy for back pain causes a great deal less inconvenience than you would get from surgery or constant pain medication. With stem cell therapy, you could see gradual improvement over time.
Stem Cell Miami offers spinal stenosis treatment through stem cell therapy for back pain. If you would like to see how stem cell therapy could benefit you, contact us today.