Massage for spinal stenosis can be used to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with this degenerative neck and back condition.
Spinal stenosis, if not properly diagnosed or treated, can lead to chronic back or neck pain, which may limit a person’s daily activities such as the ability to do chores, work, or go out for an evening of fun. You can learn additional facts about what spinal stenosis is and why it occurs by visiting both our spinal stenosis and diagnosing spinal stenosis pages.
The pain of spinal stenosis is normally located in the lower back or neck regions but can radiate to your arms, hips, and legs. Some flexibility may be lost and there can be discomfort when leaning backwards. You also may experience cramping, numbness, and tingling. Whether you’re not able to walk for long periods of time because of this condition, or you are unable to stretch or extend your back, massage for may be beneficial for the negative effects that spinal stenosis is having on your life.
If you’re experiencing back or neck pain that you’re concerned about, contact your healthcare provider. He or she can determine whether or not the pain you feel is caused by spinal stenosis and prescribe various conservative treatments including massage and physical therapy for spinal stenosis.
Massage therapy for spinal stenosis can include:
- Deep tissue, a massage utilizing direct pressure to release muscle tension in your ligaments, tendons and muscles
- Cranial Sacral Therapy, a gentle manipulation of the soft tissue and bones of your head, spine and pelvis
- Swedish massage which involves rubbing, kneading or stretching your muscles
On occasion, some patients diagnosed with spinal stenosis require more than standard treatment to live a fully-functioning lifestyle once again. Fortunately, there are other options available for pain relief, including the state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures performed at Laser Spine Institute. Recovery times are quicker and success rates are much higher than other treatments like open-back surgery, leaving you free to get out and enjoy life once more! Contact us today for a free MRI or CT scan review, and to receive more information about our institute.