Chiropractic Care for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
There are about 40,000 Americans who suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a type of leg pain, one of the common reasons being aging. Usually occurring in people ranging from age 40 to 50, but very rare in younger ages especially before 20.
Symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
The symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis usually begin and occur in the legs. For example, sciatica leg pain, which is tingling, numbness and weakness that radiates from the buttocks to back of the leg. The pain gets really bad, especially when sitting, but also gets pretty sharp when standing up or walking.
As lumbar spinal stenosis progresses the symptoms get worse to the point of debilitation. This is because the sciatic nerve is a vital nerve of the body which originates in the lower back and works as a base of all the nerve roots. Since this nerve begins to degenerate and nerve roots begin to get compressed, this leads to the inevitable pain.
Chiropractic care for lumbar spinal stenosis works as a great alternative to surgery. Although surgery is usually a common route for those affected by lumbar spinal stenosis, this has shifted as chiropractic care has been found to be an effective treatment. A chiropractor will treat symptoms by focusing on finding the subluxation of the spine. In other words, the improper functionality of the spine.
The type of treatments are flexion-based exercises and chiropractic adjustments, which work to improve blood flow and balance the nervous system. This allows joints to have better movement and reduce symptoms.
Here at AV Chiropractic we deal with types of back pain as well many spinal stenosis cases. Feel free to contact usto a schedule consultation.