Neuropathy & Spinal Stenosis

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a serious disorder of the Peripheral Nervous System. The peripheral nervous system is the network responsible for carrying signals from the central nervous system to the rest of the body.

Neuropathy is accompanied by a wide range of symptoms, since an individual’s symptoms depend on which specific peripheral nerves have been damaged. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, dizziness, and sexual dysfunction.

There are many causes of neuropathy, including physical trauma, diabetes, infections, systemic diseases, autoimmune disorders. In addition, some forms of neuropathy are inherited genetically.

If you suffer from a form of neuropathy, your chiropractor may wish to explore the options of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) or photobiostimulation, a form of laser therapy. We are proud to offer the LCT 1000 Class IV Laser, the most powerful healing laser technology available today.

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal Stenosis, or the narrowing of spaces and cushions designed to absorb shock to the spine, can be present at birth or can develop over time from injury or the degenerative process of aging. It can be caused by herniated discs, osteoarthritis, a toughening of spinal ligaments or swelling of bone due to an accident or other injury.

What are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis?

Slowly worsening back pain is a cardinal symptom, alone with numbness or cramping of arms or legs. There may be a weakness of arms or legs, and stretching or flexing exercises, which help to open up new space in the spine, may relieve all of these symptoms.

How Can Chiropractic Care Treat Spinal Stenosis?

A variety of chiropractic techniques can be brought to bear to manage spinal stenosis, especially chiropractic manipulation, which will restore the flow of blood and nerve impulses to the spine, and traction or decompression therapy, which will open up spinal space and reduce pressure on nerves and surrounding tissues.

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