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Spinal Stenosis Treatment in Walnut Creek

man moving boxes with back painNot all back pain is the same. It’s easy to assume that any aches, pains, or discomfort in the back and neck come from a pulled muscle or misaligned vertebrae. However, these symptoms can also result from a condition called spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the spinal cord. At Holmes Chiropractic, we start with a careful history, assessment, and examination to track down why you’re bogged down with pain or lack of function. We’ll then provide care tailored to your needs.

We’re experienced in responding to spinal stenosis, bringing patients out of their limitations back to a full life of activity and hope.

Pinning Down the Cause of Pain

Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal becomes unusually narrow. This puts pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which no longer have enough space for normal movement. While various factors may be involved, this condition most commonly results from age-related wear and tear. This painful narrowing commonly occurs in either the neck or the lower back. Symptoms include chronic or acute pain, dull aching, numbness, muscle weakness, and stiffness. It’s hard to know if you have spinal stenosis without a diagnosis, since symptoms resemble those of many other conditions. Dr. Holmes starts with a careful assessment and examination. He’ll ask you clarifying questions to give us an idea of what you’re experiencing and how it’s affecting you. From there, we’ll pin down your condition and make you a personalized plan of care tailored to your needs.

Chiropractic Care That Works

We respond to this condition with a combination of chiropractic care and spinal decompression. Our precise, effective adjustments help your system return to proper positioning and promote the healing of the nervous system. We can use either manual or instrument-assisted adjustments, giving everyone the gentlest care possible that gets the job done.

Gentle Healing Through Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a safe, research-backed technique. By gently stretching the spine, we help bring blood and nutrients back into the spinal cord. During a session, you’ll lie down on a specialized table that has been programmed for your unique needs. Decompression is different from tractioning, because it includes both a pulling and a resting phase. This process repeats the entire time a patient is on the table, which is often 15-20 minutes. Best of all, you don’t have to do any of the work. The decompression table will go back and forth between comfortably stretching and relaxing your spine while you rest and soak up the healing benefits.

Bringing You Back to Health Naturally

Both chiropractic care and spinal decompression work by removing pressure from the nerves and increasing the function of the spine. As the body returns to healthy positioning, most symptoms resolve without risky injections and invasive surgery. Unfortunately, many people turn to prescription or over-the-counter medications to deal with pain. This approach only masks symptoms without responding to the cause of the problem. We offer a safe and natural approach that relieves pain and restores function so you’re not trapped in endless cycles of pain and frustration.

Choose Better Health Solutions Today

If you feel stuck facing pain or limited function, you need an answer that works. Book your first appointment now so we can get started with natural pain relief.


Spinal Stenosis Treatment Walnut Creek CA | (925) 938-1122