Chiropractic Care & Spinal Stenosis
Did you know chiropractic care is a good treatment for spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a condition that gradually compresses the spinal cord leading to symptoms such as weakness in legs and arms, balance problems, numbness, and lower back pain when in standing position.
How Do People Get Spinal Stenosis
Like most conditions, spinal stenosis can be genetic or developed over time. Some of the causes are as follows:
- Birth defects in the spine
- Narrow spinal cord — one of the most common causes of spinal stenosis, as it gradually gets worse
- Achondroplasia — also known as dwarfism, which is people with short legs and arms, a large head, and regular sized trunk
- Bone tumors
- Scoliosis — having a sideway curve on the spine
- Bone disease such as Paget’s disease, which causes abnormal destruction and growth in someone’s bones.
- Complications can also include things such as deformities, deafness, heart failure, and bone fractures.
How Can Chiropractic Care Treat Spinal Stenosis
Treatments available for spinal stenosis range from pharmaceuticals to surgery. Chiropractic care is a safer alternative recommended by most professionals that can help strengthen your spine and muscles.
Chiropractors most commonly use chiropractic adjustment treatments, which focuses on the subluxation of the spine. With spinal stenosis, subluxation of the spine gets worse and worse as the vertebrate doesn’t move much and causes unnecessary pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
Generally, this will cause disc space between bones to decrease leading to arthritis, and making things even worse. With chiropractic adjustment treatments, balance will be implemented into the nervous system and there will be more movement in the spine and joints leading to a decrease in spinal stenosis symptoms.
Before starting any sort of treatment or surgery options, it is always best to get a chiropractic opinion to get the most information and make the best decision for your condition.