Spinal Stenosis and Chiropractic Care

Spinal stenosis is a medical condition that occurs when the spinal canal, which houses the spinal cord and nerve roots, becomes narrowed, resulting in pressure on the nerves. This narrowing can be caused by a variety of factors, including arthritis, herniated discs, bone spurs, or tumors. As a result, individuals with spinal stenosis often experience pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in their arms, legs, or back, and difficulty walking or standing for extended periods of time.

Spinal stenosis can affect any part of the spine, but it is most commonly found in the lower back (lumbar spine) or the neck (cervical spine). Treatment options for spinal stenosis include physical therapy, medication, and surgery in severe cases. Your doctor can help determine the best course of treatment based on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of your spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis and Chiropractic Care
Spinal Stenosis and Chiropractic Care

What Causes Spinal Stenosis?

Poor posture can contribute to spinal stenosis, especially in the neck (cervical) and lower back (lumbar) regions. When you have poor posture, such as hunching forward while sitting or standing, it can put excessive pressure on the spinal discs, causing them to wear down and potentially leading to spinal stenosis over time.
In addition, poor posture can also contribute to spinal instability and misalignment, which can further compress the spinal canal and exacerbate spinal stenosis symptoms.
Therefore, maintaining good posture is important in preventing and managing spinal stenosis. This can include maintaining the natural curves of your spine, keeping your shoulders relaxed, and avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or standing in the same position. Regular exercise and stretching can also help improve your posture and alleviate symptoms of spinal stenosis.

How Can it be Treated?

Treatment for spinal stenosis depends on the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. Conservative treatments such as chiropractic, stretches and exercises, may be effective in relieving symptoms in mild to moderate cases. In more severe cases, when the problem gets worse over many years, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.

Don’t let spinal stenosis limit your daily activities or diminish your enjoyment of life. Take the first step towards relief by scheduling a consultation with Modern Chiropractic Center today. Our team of skilled professionals will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs.

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