Are you experiencing back pain? How about numbness, tingling, or muscular fatigue? If so, you might be suffering from spinal stenosis. It is most commonly a side effect of aging or general wear and tear of the spine.
At West Texas Neck and Back, our experts are skilled at recognizing the signs and symptoms of a variety of neck and back conditions, and can provide relief while healing the root of the problem.
There Are Two Types of Spinal Stenosis
There are two forms of spinal stenosis, cervical stenosis is when pain occurs in the neck area, and lumbar stenosis which occurs in the lower back. Pain, along with the symptoms previously mentioned, is caused by the gradual narrowing of the spaces between the vertebrae in your spine. This narrowing process begins to put pressure on the nerves in the spine and, left untreated, will continue to manifest into chronic pain.
This type of spinal stenosis occurs due to a narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing can interact with the nerves that travel from the lower back down into the legs. This can then cause pain to radiate from the back and down into the legs.
This type occurs when the spinal canal surrounding the neck narrows down, usually caused by a degenerative condition or trauma. This can cause pain along with neurological problems, as the space in the spinal canal is reduced.
Find Relief for Spinal Stenosis At West Texas Neck and Back
Luckily, there is a nonsurgical way to combat and reverse the effects of Spinal Stenosis. At West Texas Neck And Back we provide Spinal Decompression to alleviate your pain while healing your condition at its source. The goal is to alleviate the pressure on the nerves in your back and reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort.
Spinal stenosis is caused by downward pressure, so spinal decompression simply aims to reverse the process. By gently stretching your abdomen and torso, you can safely and effectively relieve pressure on the spine. This then gives it the opportunity to recover and repair itself.
For more information, contact the experts at West Texas Neck and Back today.