Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints made by patients who seek treatment at our Goose Creek office. The American Chiropractic Association reports that over 31 million people are experiencing this kind of irritation at any given moment. One common cause is known as spinal stenosis. One common cause of low back pain is spinal stenosis, but this disorder can also cause pain and numbness anywhere along the spine.
The spinal column consists of numerous vertebrae that rest upon each other with plenty of openings and gaps to accommodate the spinal cord and the nerves that connect with it. When something causes these openings to shrink, compression occurs that leads to pain and other symptoms. Some cases of spinal stenosis go undetected for years because they don’t cause any noticeable signs. There are numerous causes for this spine problem, and each distinct cause requires a different treatment and management approach.
A complete lack of back pain doesn’t mean your spine is in perfect health. Diagnostic tests are important even for patients without symptoms because they can catch issues like this before they worsen. However, most patients with spinal stenosis experience:
Hunting down the true cause of your troublesome symptoms is required if you don’t want your pain to simply grow worse. We can help you determine if your spinal stenosis is linked to:
Unlike some back problems, spinal stenosis usually can’t be avoided. It is more common in adults over the age of 50, and can be caused by unexpected car accidents or other injuries. No matter the cause, a serious case of spinal stenosis could lead to serious health risks like:
If you treat the problem early, the conservative treatments we provide at our convenient Goose Creek location could be all you need. We will design a custom treatment plan that includes components like:
We are ready to help patients solve their spinal stenosis issues here at Back 2 Health Physical Medicine. There is no reason to let slipped vertebrae or bone deposits ruin your daily routine with chronic pain, numbness & tingling, and leg pain. Support overall spine health by seeking noninvasive treatments in our full service clinic, which is conveniently located for all residents of Goose Creek and surrounding areas of Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Hanahan and Ladson, SC.