Spathis Chiropractic

Chiropractic Treatment for Herniated Discs, Sciatica & Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Peter C. Spathis
Chiropractor Howell MI
903 E. Clinton St., Howell MI
(517) 552-0890

Your Howell, MI Chiropractor for Herniated Discs, Sciatica & Spinal Stenosis

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Herniated Discs, Sciatica & Spinal Stenosis

Cervical disc herniations can cause neck pain and upper back pain along with arm pain, numbness, tingling and even weakness in the upper extremity. Lumbar disc herniations can cause lower back pain along with sciatica - pain down the course of the sciatic nerve which runs down each leg - or other leg symptoms such as numbness, tingling or weakness. Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the nerves that come from the spine get pinched, often from degenerative changes in the spine. This condition can also cause back pain that radiates into the arms or legs, depending on the spinal region involved.

Although these can be difficult conditions to manage, they usually do respond very well to our conservative chiropractic treatment approach and most of our patients can avoid more invasive procedures such as pain management or a surgical intervention such as spinal fusion or laminectomy for these conditions. How do we achieve such great results with these difficult to treat conditions?

Instead of the more traditional chiropractic manipulation that may be provided for spinal problems, the manipulation procedure that we use for disc conditions typically involves a low force technique aimed at reducing the pressure inside the disc and getting the bulged or herniated section to draw back to a more proper position and pulled off the nerve that it may be compressing. Additionally, and especially in the case of spinal stenosis, our treatment is also designed to open the space around the spinal nerves getting pinched and relieve pressure on those nerves.

If the patient is an appropriate candidate, we often combine this with a specialized type of non-surgical spinal decompression - a mechanical traction based therapy - to assist in this process. An important added benefit of this therapy is that the intermittent nature of the traction causes repeated drops of pressure inside the disc which increases the flow of nutrients to this area and helps speed the healing process.

If you have been diagnosed with a cervical or lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or have symptoms such as neck and/or arm pain, back and/or leg pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, we hope you will give our office a call as we really may be able to help. Should you decide to receive care at our office, your initial visit will involve an examination where we will go over you condition and perform any appropriate orthopedic testing to further evaluate your specific type of problem. If you have already had testing performed for your condition - such as MRI, EMG, CT, etc - we recommend that you bring the test results with you (radiology reports are sufficient if you have them) or, if you prefer, you may fax these results to our office before your appointment.

We are well known in Howell and the Livingston County area for our disc herniation and sciatica treatments and, if you have such a problem, we hope to be able to provide you the same relief that so many of our other patients have had. Whether it be a herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, or other spinal problem, we look forward to seeing you and will do our best to help resolve your condition!

Spinal Decompression in Howell, MI

The Chattanooga Triton DTS

As mentioned above, intermittent spinal traction (non-surgical spinal decompression) is a therapy we use quite often in our office as it helps us achieve outstanding results with conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica and more. The Chattanooga Triton DTS is the specific type of spinal traction/decompression table that we use in our office. For those interested, details about this non-surgical spinal decompression device are provided from the manufacturer in this video.