Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Atlas Chiropractic, located in East Haven, CT, offers comprehensive health and wellness treatments to patients suffering from spinal stenosis and other physical ailments and injuries. Dr. Adam Church, DC, has been treating patients with these ailments in Connecticut for almost fifteen years.

Spinal Stenosis Q & A

Atlas Chiropractic

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition wherein the spaces between the vertebrae along the spine become narrowed, placing pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can be caused by age, as connective tissues thicken or spurs develop.

It can also be a hereditary condition or can result from spinal instability, injury, and accident trauma. Tumors can also create inflammation. Most often, spinal stenosis occurs in the lumbar, or lower back, region, causing pain in that region as well as the legs.

What Are Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?

The symptoms of spinal stenosis often involve patients experiencing pain in the back and extremities. This pain can range from minor, dull and throbbing to chronic, severe and sharp, depending on the severity of the condition. In addition, the pressure on the nerves can create major problems with coordination, power and feeling throughout the body. This can result in any or all of the following:

  • Clumsiness
  • Lack of balance
  • Frequent falling
  • Pain and difficulty with mobility
  • Hot, cold, tingling, and numbness

How Is Chiropractic Used to Treat Spinal Stenosis?

Chiropractic can often be used as a remedy for symptoms of spinal stenosis and to encourage the body’s healing processes. The first step in treating this condition is to properly diagnose it, which is usually done via CT scan, MRI, or other forms of radiography or electromyography scanning. When a patient first visits a chiropractor after diagnosis, they will work together to develop an individualized whole-body approach to treatment.

This will involve spinal adjustments to balance out the system and alleviate pressure on the nerves. This will help to restore movement and relieve pain and stiffness. Patients will then undertake a treatment plan which could include diet, physical therapy or specific exercises designed to help restore feeling, flexibility, and motion.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
Location
Atlas Chiropractic
370 Hemingway Avenue
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: 203-466-1111
Fax: (203) 468-9684
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203-466-1111