Spinal Stenosis:causing Lower back and Leg Pain Spinal stenosis is the term used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal or intervertebral foramen, the openings between the vertebra which allow the spinal nerves to exit the spine. Spinal stenosis can be at any level of the spine but is usually associated with the cervical and lumbar spine. Spinal stenosis is resultant from injury, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, and possible a pathology causing the closing down of the spinal canal and intervertebral openings which can then cause irritation the spinal cord or nerve roots and manifests itself as pain and stiffness. People with lumbar spinal stenosis usually state they cannot stand up straight due to pain but find relief bending forward such as pushing a shopping cart. The position of bending forward further opens the spinal openings taking pressure off the nerves while standing up straight causes closing of the spinal openings and further nerve irritation: Pain!!! Dr. Batson treats patients with spinal stenosis utilizing specific chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy, K-Laser Therapy, Lordex Lumbar Decompression Therapy, and exercise. K-Laser Therapy, also known as “Photobiomodulation”, is used to increase circulation to the lumbar region and spinal nerve roots to reduce inflammation, improve healing, reduce pain and increase normal activities. K-Laser utilizes specific wavelengths of light energy (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects at the cellular levels. Lordex lumbar decompression therapy can also be utilized for decompression of the lumbar disc and spinal nerve roots and rehabilitation of the lumbar disc and lumbar joint structures. Chiropractic spinal and pelvic manipulation is utilized for restoration of spinal and pelvic function for further reduction of pain and soft tissue irritation.
Dr. Batson is a Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, practicing in a solo practice for over twenty eight years. Dr. Batson utilizes the PIERCE RESULTS SYSTEM of spinal analysis and treatment consisting of utilizing Examination, X-ray analysis with Video-Fluoroscopy (motion X-Ray imaging), very specific and gentle chiropractic manipulation techniques, lumbar decompression therapy, and the K-Laser therapy. Dr. Batson treats patients of Willowbrook and the surrounding communities of Darien, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Oakbrook, Claredon Hills, Westmont, and many communities of the Tri-State regions.