What is lumbar spinal stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition where the vertebrae in your lower back become compressed due to narrowing of the openings that allow nerves to exit and enter. This compression can cause pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling in your legs.
The causes of lumbar spinal stenosis are varied and include age-related degeneration, trauma or injury to the spine, and rheumatoid arthritis. With time, the vertebrae become more rigid and less flexible, which makes it more difficult for them to move past each other when you bend forward or sit up. This narrowing of the space between bones also makes it more difficult for nerves exiting from or entering into your spine to pass through with ease.
How can prolotherapy help?
Prolotherapy is an alternative treatment option for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis. This non-surgical procedure involves injecting a small amount of dextrose (sugar) or more comprehensive solutions such as natural collagen and minerals into ligaments around the area where they have been damaged or weakened by arthritis or other conditions resulting in stenosis (narrowing). The solution acts as a sort of glue that helps hold together these damaged areas while they heal over time—resulting in increased.
For more information to see if your lumbar stenosis can be helped by Prolotherapy, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Philipose at 405-848-7246.