McHenry middle-aged and older folks with back
pain or neck pain and related arm pain and leg pain hear much about spinal
stenosis. So what is it? Might McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
assist you with back pain due to spinal stenosis? Yes!
First, spinal stenosis
is the narrowing of the openings in
the spine through which exit the spinal cord to supply nerves to the body
Especially back pain
is caused by such stenosis changes because the nerves
exiting the spine are compressed
. When this compression results in back pain
and pain that radiates down the arms and legs, it’s time to contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
When you start hearing terms like sciatica
, neuropathic pain, leg pain
, and arm
, it’s time to contact the McHenry chiropractic specialty care
office, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic.
What causes spinal stenosis? In those of us McHenry
folks under the age of 45 to 50, it is usually due to disc herniation. In those
over that age, it is due to spinal arthritis, thickened ligaments, disc
herniation, disc bulges, facet (spinal joint) degenerative arthritis, disc
thinning, and spurs growing from the vertebra (spinal bone) back into the nerve openings.
Sometimes this array of changes is called spinal degenerative disease. Regardless
the terminology we are all interested in how to control spinal stenosis and
relieve the pain. What are treatment options?
Spinal manipulation as performed at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has been
shown to be first line care for back pain. (1) Specialized spinal manipulation
consisting of flexion distraction and decompression spine manipulation as Cox Technic is shown
to provide the following back pain relieving benefits to those of us suffering
from spinal stenosis:
McHenry back pain patients seek pain relief first
and foremost and later appreciate the restored motion that comes with it.
So visit your McHenry chiropractic clinic,
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic, to learn how this form of care can offer you relief from spine
and extremity pain.
Your McHenry doctor may also offer you physical
forms of care such as electrical stimulation to decrease inflammation and
sedate irritated nerves. This is beneficial because spinal stenosis also causes
inflammation of nerves as they exit the spine. Also, specific home exercises to
attain and maintain the increased mobility may be suggested. You may want to
consider some nutritional support OrthoIllinois Chiropractic suggests to help with the disc
This conservative chiropractic manipulation is
first line care for spine and extremity pain. If your doctor feels it necessary,
some interdisciplinary care with other practitioners may be recommended and, in
some severe cases with progressive symptomatology and such, even surgery.
However, conservative spinal manipulation like that offered at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
is first line care. It is devoid of the invasive side effects of spine surgery.
So contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for non-surgical back pain relief. Visit
your McHenry chiropractic physician’s office for further leadership
in relieving your back pain and neck pain and increase your overall wellness.