We go to our general practitioners for annual examinations. We visit our dentists twice a year for cleaning. We bring our cars for regular maintenance. Why should our spinal health be different?
Dr. George Fraudin is a licensed chiropractor and board certified for rehabilitation. He has practiced for more than 38 years and encourages people of all ages to take care of their spine like the rest of their body – since the spine is the core of the body.
“Maintaining a healthy spine is directly related to your ability to function and move,” said Dr. Fraudin. “There is no other part of the body that is directly responsible for your ability to move and function painlessly. The spine also controls the functions of all parts of the body. “
When we experience back and spine pain, it can be debilitating. However, when you have lumbar spine stenosis, you can experience so much more than just physical pain.
Lumbar stenosis of the spine is a narrowing of the spinal canal that pushes nerves that travel through the lower back into the legs. It can often cause debilitating pain and interfere with everyday life – such as the ability to walk and move around. Patients with lumbar spine stenosis often spend their days in chairs because of difficulty standing. You can also experience loss of bladder control.
“When it comes to lumbar stenosis, the greatest tragedy [of this condition] is that it is a progressive disease, ”said Dr. Fraudin. “And usually people ignore it. Because they say things like “as soon as I sit down it goes away”; However, if you ask their families, they say that is all they do, and now they are getting weaker. “
In fact, lumbar stenosis can cause more disabilities than heart failure, COPD, and hip and knee arthritis. It is estimated that by the end of 2030, 25 percent of the population over the age of 65 will be affected by a stenosis of the lumbar spine.
Previous attempts at treating lumbar spinal stenosis have included surgery, chiropractic procedures, and physical therapies and medications, which often left patients with the same pain and discomfort as they had previously lived with.
Fraudin Chiropractic is faced with a frontal stenosis of the lumbar spine.
Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab is one of three facilities in western Pennsylvania and one of eight facilities in the state that have received certifications to treat lumbar spine stenosis with a special bootcamp program. This program has an 85% success rate as it significantly improves patients’ walking ability, normal life activities, and pain relief in just 6 weeks.
This new treatment consists of physical treatment, self-help and emotional support from the Fraudin Chiropractic Office. The physical components consist of intense stretching and strengthening exercises specific to this problem, as well as mobilization techniques that are designed to help treat the lumbar spine stenosis.
“If patients are able to get into and start this treatment program, they can prevent the loss from progressing,” said Fraudin. “But for most patients, they can also regain a good portion of what they have lost and then keep that progress.”
Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab is located on Boyce Road. in Upper St. Clair is here to help the local community with their spinal health needs. For more information, please call 412-257-8090 or visit Fraudinchiro.com.
This native is sponsored by Fraudin Chiropractic.