Can Chiropractic Help Spinal Stenosis?

Can Chiropractic Help Spinal Stenosis?


Spinal stenosis is a condition that unfortunately affects many Americans but usually doesn’t get treatment until the late stages. 1 in every 200 people older than 65 have spinal stenosis, and approximately 250,000-500,000 Americans have symptoms. It’s a very painful condition as time goes on, and many people happen to ignore the symptoms until it’s too late. Many folks with spinal stenosis end up having intrusive surgery to try and fix it, but most don’t want to have to go through major surgery. Can chiropractic help spinal stenosis?

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition where your spine has narrow or compressed spaces between the bones in the spine. As time passes, the spaces between the bones continue to get narrower. Often, it can be simply caused by advancing years, osteoarthritis and wear-and-tear over time. Since the spine holds the spinal cord and nerves where the bones can compress it, it can cause intense pain along with many other conditions such as digestive issues, headaches, arm and leg pain or weakness and so on. The pain and symptoms only get worse over time.

How Can Chiropractic Help with Spinal Stenosis?

Chiropractic focuses on holistic treatments that target spinal health and can actually help increase the height of the disc that has lost height with age by restoring normal motion to the joint allowing the disc to essentially come back to life and resorb the lost fluid due to that lack of motion. This makes chiropractic care a perfect match for spinal stenosis.

With chiropractic, the spine can have help realign the herniated or degenerative disks, which will reduce the pressure on the nervous system and add in the use of gentle spinal traction techniques to speed the healing along. Less pressure means less pain. Chiropractic can also help create personal treatment regimens that can reduce pain further and help avoid pain in the future. Proper dieting can also help maintain proper spine health and chiropractors are experts at that. On top of all of that, chiropractic solutions are non-intrusive and can often help you avoid surgeries altogether.


Spinal stenosis is a condition that involves your spine compressing over time. That leads to pain that gets worse as time goes on. Spinal stenosis is caused by many factors, including osteoarthritis and herniated disks. The go-to solution for spinal stenosis is typically a very intrusive surgery. However, chiropractic can help with spinal stenosis. Chiropractic has many non-intrusive ways to help relieve and prevent pain for those suffering from spinal stenosis. That’s achieved through physical manipulation and rehabilitative therapy. However, other external help includes massage and diet recommendations. With chiropractic at your side, you can treat spinal stenosis in many cases without any major medications or intrusive surgeries.

If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.

We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

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Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. Dave's clinics have received multiple accolades, being voted "Best of Boulder" and "Best of the West" nine times. He has treated numerous world-class athletes and is dedicated to providing the best results for his patients in the shortest possible time.