Spinal Stenosis has a gradual onset and is usually not noticeable. While spinal degeneration is typically a slow process that occurs from natural wear and tear over time, it can be accelerated by an injury to the spine. Bone spurs, herniated discs or inflammation are usually the culprit causing stenosis. If the cervical spinal canal narrows and becomes too limited, the compression can cause neurologic deficits. Lumbar spinal stenosis can cause leg pain or weakness while walking, but have relief with sitting. Usually a person will find relief if they walk in a forward flexed position. Although it usually occurs at the lumbar regions lowest levels, it can occur at any level.
The goals of treatment for spinal stenosis are to relieve pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs, to make it easier for you to move around, and to improve your quality of life. Our recommended noninvasive treatments include:
Regular chiropractic treatment (1 visit per month) is recommended for patients once their treatment plan is completed and symptoms have resolved or have become manageable. Due to various stresses on the body (exercise, sports, stress, over-use, gravity, etc.), the spine and joints will compress over time. Regular chiropractic care has been shown to help slow down the degenerative effects on the spine by restoring normal joint movement.
Spinal Stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that is occupied by the spinal cord and nerves. The discs which provide cushioning between your vertebra become dehydrated over time and may bulge into the spinal canal. The facet joints also degenerates and results in bony changes. Both of these cause less room in the spinal canal, resulting in spinal stenosis. As a person ages they may begin to notice radiating pain, numbness and weakness due to the compression of the nerves or spinal cord.
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