Spinal Decompression Physiotherapy for Spinal Stenosis
At Ace Physiotherapy Downtown Toronto, our innovative spinal decompression procedures, utilizing cutting-edge equipment such as the Evolution DT® Spinal Decompression machines, helps many of our patients find relief from pain caused by Spinal Stenosis in a safe and effective manner.
Statistics suggest that tens of thousands of Canadians have symptoms of spinal stenosis, still many of them go untreated despite extreme pain, which can lead to severe disability.
What is spinal stenosis?
Spinal stenosis means a narrowing of the diameter of the spinal canal or neural foramina of the spine where the spinal nerves exit. In this medical condition, the degenerative changes exert “pressure” on your spinal cord (central stenosis), or on the spinal nerves (lateral stenosis). Some causes of spinal stenosis include bulging discs, thickened ligaments, and degenerative discs. In herniated disc, the intervertebral disc core material moves to the nerve space and put pressure on the pinched nerve that innervate your upper and lower extremities. Generally, the symptoms include mild to severe pain, numbness, tingling, and a reduction in strength in one or both extremities. In the most severe cases loss of ability to control the bladder may occur.
How to relieve Spinal Stenosis pain?
Apart from Surgical Spinal Decompression for some specific cases, non-surgical treatments are used to relieve your pain, including Physiotherapy for lower back pain. Our Physiotherapists start by educating you on your condition and self-care, as well as the proper stretching and stabilization exercises. By building up your strength, stability and flexibility you will help to keep the health and function of your spine. Recently new type of mechanical traction has come to the market, and is changing the way we successfully treat spinal stenosis, this technology is called non-surgical Spinal Decompression, and is offered as a part of our range of Spinal Decompression treatments.
What is non-surgical Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a safe non-invasive treatment technique that Physiotherapists utilize to treat conditions like spinal stenosis. They do this using a sophisticated machine that applies a precise computerized traction on your spinal parts. The Physiotherapist fits you with a harness around your pelvis and trunk while lying on a computer-controlled table. The negative pressure pulls the parts away from each other. Therefore, the pressure on the spinal discs and nerves diminishes that result in a remarkable regenerative process and reduction in your spinal pain. Unlike the other procedures, this technique deals with the underlying cause of your pain. No surgery and post-surgery problems, no injections, no drugs, no relapse, and no need to change clothes! Moreover, its cost is reasonable and the results are more durable than the other techniques. Spinal Decompression treatments take an average of 20 – 30 minutes depending on the stage of recovery of the patient, and this is combined with traditional Physiotherapy. In cases of Spinal Stenosis there are a lot of variables such as your overall health, spine health, smoker, weight, etc that can affect recovery times, however many of our patients feel relief in the first few visits, and the average time for a responder to achieve a significant reduction in back pain, hip or leg symptoms was 20-25 sessions.
What is the Evolution DT® Spinal Decompression Machine?
The Evolution DT® Spinal Decompression Machine is medical equipment that utilizes the cutting-edge computer technology to provide your best acquiescence to the treatment. It suits all the patients of different ages and physical conditions. Incomparable to other decompression or traction tables, the Evolution DT® makes the best results by the elimination of extra concussion of forces and bypassing muscle guarding. The sensitive biofeedback computer program adjusts the stretch best suited to your condition. Therefore, you feel more comfortable during and after the treatment with the best outcome.
Make your spinal pain something belonged to the past!
Today, you can enjoy the benefit of receiving expert help at Ace Physio, a highly respected Physiotherapy Clinic in downtown Toronto, to leave your spinal pain behind.
“Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy using the Evolution DT® has helped many of my past patients reduce their pain, and improve their quality of life” Brad Saltz (Registered Physiotherapist at Ace Physio).