Having a chronic neck and/ or back issues? Have you been diagnosed by your doctor to have arthritis of the neck or lower back? The bad news is that you are most likely to suffer from spinal stenosis. The good news? The treatment techniques incorporated from Fast Relief Acupuncture can help relieve many of the symptoms in a safe, natural, and effective method. But first, let’s take a look at what spinal stenosis is.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces of the spine, where it can put pressure on the nerves that comes out of the spine commonly seen in the lower back and the neck. Some people with may not have symptoms while others may experience pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness and can worsen over time. Typically, people who display ‘forward flexed’ or ‘hunched forward’ postures of the neck and the torso are the ones who most likely suffer from stenosis. A surefire way to diagnosis someone with this condition is to ask if they feel pain relief when the person leans or bends forward on the lower back or the neck. You can see this at a supermarket when people, usually the elderly, lean forward on their shopping carts while they are moving.
The most common cause of stenosis is wear-and-tear changes in the spine column related to osteoarthritis. If the spinal stenosis is severe, surgery is recommended to create additional space for the spinal cord or the accompanying nerves.
The two main types of spinal stenosis are:
- Cervical stenosis: The narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your neck.
- Lumbar stenosis: The narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your lower back where it is the most common.
Fast Relief Acupuncture has a developed a unique treatment system where spinal stenosis can be treated with long lasting effects! With a specialized combination of precise diagnostic techniques, decompression of the mind, modern treatment modalities such as electro- acupuncture, and manual therapy targeting specific causes of the problem, Fast Relief Acupuncture can make your chronic pain be a problem of your past! Call today to get the relief you deserve!