Spinal stenosis is caused by a narrowing of the spine. The narrowing can occur at the center of your spine, in the canals branching off your spine, and/or between the vertebrae (the bones of the spine). When the spine narrows, it puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord which may result in neck or back pain.
Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50, though younger people with a spine injury or narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases, such as arthritis and scoliosis, can cause spinal stenosis as well.
The wear-and-tear effects of aging can also lead to the narrowing of the spinal canal. Narrowing of the lumbar spine (the lower part of your spine) pinches the nerves that go to the skin and muscles of the leg. Sometimes, these pinched nerves become inflamed and can cause pain in the buttocks and/or legs.
Spinal stenosis can cause debilitating pain, but the good news is that it can be treated by chiropractic care.
Consider receiving chiropractic treatment in North San Diego if you exhibit any of these symptoms.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Symptoms of spinal stenosis vary depending on the location and severity of the case. Symptoms might appear gradually and may include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Pain that radiates down the leg (sciatica)
- Numbness in arms or legs
- Weakness in arms or legs
- Foot problems
- Difficulty walking
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, call for a free consultation to see if chiropractic treatment in North San Diego can help you.
Spinal Stenosis Chiropractic Treatment in San Diego, CA
The fact is that surgery is not your only option to treat spinal stenosis. If you suffer from chronic pain and numbness or weakness in your arms and legs due to spinal stenosis, make an appointment with Dr. Nicholas LaHood, D.C. today.
Our chiropractic treatment for spinal stenosis is safe, effective, and a pain-free alternative to neck or back surgery, steroid injections, or harmful medication.