village chiropractors14Spinal Stenosis

Upper, mid- and low-back pain are common complaints among adults, especially low-back pain, which afflicts millions of North Americans every year. The causes of back pain are many:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Herniated Disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis

This condition is arthritis of the spine, and can be considered a normal part of aging, but just as often is the result of misuse (poor posture, improper and ongoing use of back when lifting, working or playing sports, etc.). As the intervertebral discs compress due to time or poor body mechanics, bone spurs may develop and press on spinal nerves, creating pain that limits movement. Lack of movement in turn can hasten degeneration because blood and oxygen can't assist in healing injured areas. Symptoms can include aching, tingling and burning, or reduced sensitivity in affected areas. Compression of the cervical nerves within the neck can cause headaches and dizziness. It is important to treat most cases of spinal stenosis with proper Chiropractic manipulation to aid blood flow to the surrounding tissues, assist healing and prevent a worsening of the condition. Physical therapy, decompression techniques and range of motion exercises are also often part of the rehabilitation process.