The narrowing of the spine canal causes spinal stenosis. The narrowing of the nerve passageways within the vertebrae causes nerve roots to become compressed and blocked.
This condition could be caused by abnormalities in the body's mechanics or the aging spine. The symptoms may include pain in the neck or arm, shoulder, or lower back, as well as pain that is relieved by sitting or flexing forward. You can also get treatment with the help of a doctor of chiropractic care for chronic pain.
To Diagnose Spinal Stenosis
A patient's history, imaging test, and thorough physical examination are all used to diagnose spinal stenosis. An electrodiagnostic scan is more reliable than an MRI and can provide information about stenosis.
A blood test is required to diagnose spinal stenosis due to an infection or abscess. However, precise imaging is the best way to diagnose spinal or vertebral cancers.
You or someone you love is suffering from spinal stenosis. There are two main approaches to spinal stenosis treatment:
1) Traditional medical treatment that includes analgesics, heat, and bed rest;
2) Conservative chiropractic care, which relies on spinal manipulation and specific exercises.
It is often the source of spinal stenosis that decides how to treat it. While medication may provide temporary relief, it can also affect the patient's ability to feel balanced.
If the patient is experiencing severe pain or if they have problems with their bladder and/or bowel control, has progressive loss of function, or is suffering from acute leg pain, surgery may be recommended. Many of these patients report improvement immediately after surgery.
Stenosis Chiropractic Treatment
Non-invasive chiropractic care can reduce pain and discomfort while increasing joint mobility. This treatment is useful for mild to moderate cases of stenosis.
In more severe cases, flexion-distraction may be helpful to reduce pain in the legs. To increase the space between vertebrae and reduce pressure on nerves, traction uses a pulling force.
Stretching and strengthening the stomach and lower back are great exercises. You can also ride a bike or do exercises that require you to flex your spine. These exercises should be done on a regular basis by the patient.