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Spinal Stenosis Treatment in Canada
Clinicians in Canada mostly recommend non surgical treatments for spinal stenosis except for emergency cases. This is because non surgical treatments in Canada have shown a high success rate. This is especially true for cases of spinal stenosis caused by herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.
Spinal disc decompression is non invasive treatment method for spinal stenosis used by many physicians in Canada. The treatment involves the application of decompression forces on the discs that have been damaged. The decompression forces cause the spine to stretch gently causing the damaged discs to stretch along with it. This causes the herniated disc to retract.
Decompression causes a reduction in pressure on the damaged spinal discs. This also results in reduced pressure within the discs. Lower pressure within the disc allows for the absorption of water from adjacent tissues. The water in turn draws with nutrients and oxygen with it into the disc. Thus the disc recovers lost water which allows it to regain its original volume and height. The nutrients and oxygen that are drawn in together with the water support the healing process.
Stenosis Treatment - Surgery
Surgical treatment of spinal stenosis is discouraged in Canada. Surgical treatment results in extensive damage to major muscle groups and soft tissues. Surgical procedures also require extensive down time for the healing period as well as the administration of pain relief drugs.
Non surgical spinal decompression requires no drugs for pain relief and is used as an alternative by Canadian physicians to spinal surgery. No pain relief medication is required as the decompression of the disc also acts to relieve the pressure of the damaged discs on the nerves. Patients who have undergone non surgical spinal decompression have reported a significant reduction of pain. This is good news for those considering treatment options for spinal stenosis as it means that they do not have to undergo injections or take medications which only offer shot term pain relief.
Treatment of spinal stenosis in Canada is available in hospitals, general health care centers and clinics. Specialized treatments for spinal stenosis are available in back clinics in Canada which specialize in all types of back ailments.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment in Canada.
Article published February 11th, 2011
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