Spinal stenosis is a condition that can put pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves of your spine. Usually, it will occur in the neck or the low back. When you have spinal stenosis, you may feel pain, numbness, weakness in your muscles and even impaired bladder control. While it is often caused by the wear and tear we put on our bodies over time, it can be treated, and some exercises can help alleviate the pain. Exercises for Spinal Stenosis From aerobic exercise to stretching, there are a number of things you can do to help with your spinal stenosis. 1. Walking: Walking is a perfect, low-impact exercise for this condition. You can vary the pace as needed, making it more or less strenuous. Adding a daily walk is a great idea. 2. Swimming: Another ideal exercise is swimming because it strengthens all the muscle groups in your Continue reading →

It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of Canadians will suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the world. Fortunately, most cases of back pain are not permanently disabling and many can be treated with an innovative method called Spinal Decompression Therapy. This technologically advanced therapy is often combined with additional types of treatment and is extremely beneficial for individuals who suffer from a variety of issues.

Do you experience abnormal aches in the various parts of the body? Is it easier said than done for you to maintain good posture? Is your normal series of activity restricted in any way? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, it might all point towards a buried health-related problem – the misalignment of the spine. What is Spinal Misalignment? Regular wrong posture can cause spinal misalignment. This is when your spinal column gets used to the new normal, thus losing its original shape in the process. This in turn may cause strain and subsequent harm to the spinal cord. If your spine becomes damaged, it will lead to aches, limited activity and other similar problems. Back pain is an extremely common complaint. Research shows that 4 out of 5 adults in the US complain of low back pain at least once in their life-time. It is an Continue reading →

Spinal decompression therapy is a non surgical procedure that involves the use of motorized traction devices to gently stretch targeted areas of the spine. Spinal decompression therapy uses a specialized computer-controlled table where the patient is laying face up fully clothed. Two harnesses are used to stabilize the patient on the table. Data specific to your condition is then introduced into the computer that triggers the gentle stretch of your spine where required. The principle behind spinal decompression therapy is very simple: the discs in your spine are made of soft and compressible tissue and are found between two vertebrae. During the stretching of your spine, there is a negative pressure created that allows any herniated disc material to be pulled back into the disc. In addition, the same pressure enhances the supply of water, nutrients, and oxygen into the discs promoting the healing process. Unlike simple traction, spinal decompression therapy isolates Continue reading →