Spinal stenosis is a fairly common complaint that refers to a narrowing of the spinal cord canal. This narrowing can lead to compression of the spinal cord and to fairly specific back and leg pain. Because the spinal cord canal protects the spinal cord itself, it’s integral to overall health and wellness.
Do I Have Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is experienced most often by people who are over 50 and by people who spend much of their time sitting. Spinal stenosis is typically brought on by osteoarthritis, which is caused by repetitive movement injuries and stressors – or general wear and tear often caused by aging. When osteoarthritis affects the spine, it’s usually attributed to spinal misalignment or to lack of regular spinal motion. This osteoarthritis can lead to bone spurs that ultimately narrow the spinal cord canal. There are several common physical symptoms associated with this narrowing, or spinal stenosis:
- Back pain that leads into leg pain;
- Numbness, tingling, and/or pain that radiates from the low back into the legs and/or feet;
- Cramping or muscle spasms in the legs;
- Leg weakness;
- Painful walking that is exacerbated by going up on down hills or stairs; and
- Incontinence (in serious cases).
Chiropractic Care Can Help
Experienced chiropractic care offers non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, safe, and effective care for spinal stenosis. There is no reason to tough out the pain, to drastically limit your activities, or to head straight for invasive medical treatments. A skilled chiropractor with expertise in providing therapeutic manipulations that open the spinal canal space, alleviate disc pressure, and realign the spinal cord can help you find pain relief and restore your range of motion without harsh pain medications or invasive surgeries.
If You’re Suffering from Spinal Stenosis, Contact a Tampa Bay Chiropractor Today
Chiropractic care can help you bypass surgery and find lasting relief for your spinal stenosis. If you are suffering from spinal stenosis, do not hesitate to contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury for an appointment today. Because we provide truly integrated physical medicine, at Tampa Bay Spine & Injury you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan that focuses on you. Our goal is to help you reach your health goals. We have two offices that are conveniently located in Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852), so please call or contact us for help with your spinal stenosis.