Choking. That’s a definition of stenosis. That gives you a
stark image, a constricting image, a scary image. Applied to spinal stenosis,
it’s the choking of the spinal canal space where spinal nerves lie. The nerves
want their space. Spengel Chiropractic gets that. With its gentle spinal manipulation
protocols of Cox Technic, Spengel Chiropractic is often able to help McHenry
back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the stenosis and regain a
satisfactory quality of life as well as improve balance and gait that often are
affected by spinal stenosis.
To stand and walk and move around, the body does things automatically
to keep us upright and in position. Low back pain causes a loss of body
positioning control. It even reduces movement control and makes it difficult to
adapt to surface changes like slight inclines or uneven flooring. (1) Spinal
stenosis is one of those low back pain conditions that tends to affect balance
and gait, and Spengel Chiropractic sees often in this McHenry
Now Spengel Chiropractic often sees patients who, naturally, want
that quick fix like surgery to remedy the pain and balance trouble and discomfort
that back problems like spinal stenosis bring. Unfortunately, spine surgery for
spinal stenosis is not shown to improve balance. Surgery may produce some pain
relief, but a new study shows that there was no improvement in balance. Why? Because
behavioral patterns for balance were embedded before the surgery. The body had
already adapted to its new condition before surgery. (2) Wow. So how might
McHenry chiropractic care benefit spinal stenosis?
Well, chiropractic care before surgery for spinal stenosis
may improve the outcome by improving movement before surgery, breaking the bad
movement habits before surgery. This may well reduce the functional limitations
patients experience after surgery. Luckily, some researchers are studying this
issue of what can be done before surgery to optimize outcomes after surgery. (3)
Seeing your McHenry chiropractor before surgery may be part of the
fix you’re seeking!
So contact Spengel Chiropractic about your spinal stenosis and
any balance issues you may have. The McHenry chiropractic care may
well keep the choking of spinal stenosis at bay.