Spinal Stenosis: What Are The Risk Factors And Treatments?
Updated: Nov 4, 2020
Drs. Mark Freund and Nicole Gopaul of Natural Care Chiropractic treat a variety of conditions. This includes Spinal Stenosis. Spinal Stenosis is a medical condition where the spaces between the spine begin to shrink. It creates pain throughout your entire back. If you are struggling with back pain, reach out to our office in Lindenhurst, IL.
Spinal Stenosis starts with major shifting within the spinal canal. The spinal structures are pushed out of their normal positions. Now, they aren’t just out-of-place but within a tighter area. This is when you’ll begin to experience negative symptoms. Without proper treatment by your Lindenhurst chiropractor, your spine cannot function properly. You need to schedule an appointment right away.
There are risk factors for developing spinal stenosis. The biggest indicator is age. Aging naturally narrows your vertebra. This is caused by everyday usage. Your spine is constantly in motion, even when you don’t realize it. Age also puts you at risk for thickened ligaments. When they toughen, they create bone spurs that push into the canal. This both causes and worsens spinal stenosis. Other spinal conditions also increase your chances. It’s important to engage in regular chiropractic care if you have any form of arthritis or spondylolisthesis.
The biggest symptom of spinal stenosis is back pain. The pain starts to radiate, moving into the arms and legs. This is due to the shifting spinal canals pinching the various nerves. Neck pain is also common. At your first appointment, Drs. Freund or Gopaul perform a physical examination. They evaluate your spine thoroughly. Let them know of any noticeable symptoms.
Treatment is highly personalized and based on your specific needs. Treatment options range from decompression therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and postural corrections.
Natural Care Chiropractic is located in Lindenhurst, IL. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Mark Freund and Nicole Gopaul, visit our request an appointment page or call 847-265-0600.