Steven Thiele, DC -  - Chiropractor

Thiele Chiropractic Life Center

Steven Thiele, DC

Chiropractor located in Manchester, CT

Spinal Stenosis Specialist

At Thiele Chiropractic Life Center, which serves residents of Manchester, Glastonbury, Vernon and East Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Steven Thiele helps many patients who suffer from spinal stenosis. A highly respected chiropractor, Dr. Thiele is honored to be recommended by many of his patients.

Spinal Stenosis Q & A

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a medical condition in which the open spaces of the spine narrow. This can place pressure on the spinal cord and its nerves, pinching them. Most cases of spinal stenosis developed in the neck, which is called cervical spinal stenosis, or lower back, which is lumbar spinal stenosis.

What symptoms does spinal stenosis cause?

The symptoms that spinal stenosis causes depend on where the nerves in the spinal column are pinched or pressured. Cases of cervical spinal stenosis may cause tingling, numbness, or weakness in any extremity, problems balancing or walking, or incontinence issues. Lumbar spinal stenosis is often associated with cramping or pain in the legs, especially when standing.

As is the case with many medical conditions, these symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Even patients with mild symptoms, however, should consider seeing a healthcare provider who can treat the condition so that it doesn’t become worse.

What causes spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis can develop whenever an open space in the spinal column is shrunk or narrowed. This can be caused by:

  • bone overgrowths
  • tumors
  • herniated discs
  • thickened ligaments
  • physical injuries, such as car accident or sports injuries

How is spinal stenosis treated?

Spinal stenosis may be treated with medication, chiropractic care, steroid injections, or surgery. Surgery, as the most invasive and involved treatment option, is typically reserved as a final option. Often, healthcare providers recommend starting with chiropractic care. It’s a natural and non-invasive treatment, and it’s often effective.

Who treats spinal stenosis?

Medical doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists are all able to provide treatments for spinal stenosis. While medical doctors are the only providers who can offer prescription medication and perform surgery, many patients don’t need these treatments and can see a chiropractor. Some patients choose to see both a medical doctor and a chiropractor.


Words from our patients

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    I was having having a problem with low blood pressure during my pregnancy and Dr. Thiele has been keeping it under control and I thank him for that!"

    Alisa C.
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    As long as I maintain the correction he has made in my spine i am pain free and functioning at my best. Thank you Dr. Thiele!

    Justin R.
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    His office is first class, the staff are absolutely delightful and I feel blessed that I was able to find a Chiropractor and office staff so able and caring.

    Gary S.
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    He give his very best to each and every patient. I would send all of my family members and dearest friends to him without reservation!

    Justin M.
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    Dr. Thiele is more than a chiropractor . His personal one on one care also involves the health and wellness of your entire being.

    Kera A.
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    " I've had to see other chiropractors when I've been too far away from Manchester, and no one gives me the level of care like Dr. Steve."

    Jennifer S.
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    "I've noticed a huge difference in my ability to move. I can finally sleep at night! Dr.Thiele and and his staff are very professional and amazing at what they do!"

    Orest M.
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    "I have had more energy since attending Dr. Thiele's practice, allowing me to better take care of my own patients!"

    Farnoush G.
Thiele Chiropractic Life Center
200 W Center St
Manchester , CT 06040
Phone: 860-248-4930
Fax: (860) 643-9133
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