West Des Moines middle-aged and the elderly with back
pain or neck pain and interconnected arm pain and leg pain are reading a lot about spinal
stenosis. But what exactly is it? Can West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
help with back pain due to spinal stenosis? You know it!
To explain a little, spinal stenosis
is the narrowing of the openings in
the spine through which exit the spinal cord to supply nerves to the body
Particularly back pain
is produced by such stenosis changes because the nerves
exiting the spine are compressed
. When this compression results in back pain
and pain that shoots down the arms and legs, it’s time to contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
When you start hearing terms like sciatica
, neuropathic pain, leg pain
, and arm
, it’s time to contact the West Des Moines chiropractic specialty care
office, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.
What causes spinal stenosis? In those of us West Des Moines
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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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:
West Des Moines back pain patients seek pain relief first
and foremost and later appreciate the restored motion that comes with it.
So visit your West Des Moines chiropractic clinic,
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, to learn how this form of care can offer you relief from spine
and extremity pain.
Your West Des Moines 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
is first line care. It is devoid of the invasive side effects of spine surgery.
So contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for non-surgical back pain relief. Visit
your West Des Moines chiropractic physician’s office for further leadership
in relieving your back pain and neck pain and increase your overall wellness.