The chronic pain that is caused due to spinal stenosis will worsen if left untreated. The pain caused due to spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal can be felt in any part of the body. However, it is generally felt in the lower back region, neck region and in the legs.
The condition of spinal stenosis is hard to diagnose in the early stages, but continues to worsen with time. Once the pain become severe, it continues to get worse. All the more, people try different types of treatment before consulting a chiropractor in Vancouver.
Empowered Health – Your Spine-Your Health
Here’s a rundown of Dr. Richard Hunter’s interview on spine health that aired on Chek TV program Empowered Health on May 31st 2012. Read on for the topics of discussion taken up by the ace chiropractor in relation to spine health, spine injury, chiropractic treatment etc.
Failed back surgery is more common that you may think. Dr. Richard Hunter talks about the incidence of failed back surgery and why less invasive methods such as chiropractic should be considered before going under the knife. Read more
“I love going grocery shopping with my wife. My back pain goes away! I lean over the cart as I push it along, following her as she loads it up.”
You may chuckle at this scenario, but it is a great example of self-treatment for a person with stenosis. Flexion relieves pain, and extension of the spine or walking downhill or stretching irritates your back if you have stenosis.
In the normal disc, the spinal canal is wide. It offers plenty of space for the spinal cord and its exiting nerve. However, in a stenotic canal, the spinal canal opening is small and does not offer enough space for the spinal cord and spinal nerves. This causes pain. Stenosis can result from a congenital issue (you were born with a small canal) or a developmental issue (you are aging and the disc is shrinking and leaving less space for the cord and nerves). Read more
Spinal stenosis is a familiar term to many people, especially as we enter the middle to older years of life and suffer with low back pain and leg pain. Spinal stenosis is very common in the lives of many Vancouver residents especially in middle age and onwards. If such pain is made worse by standing or walking, the term spinal stenosis becomes even more familiar. Spinal stenosis is a common cause of the condition termed intermittent claudication, which is leg pain of a cramp-like nature, that occurs with walking or exercise.
How about a back pain specialist.
A back pain specialist is a doctor who not only wishes to treat back pain, but also one who is educated to treat back pain in general and has focused additional training on back pain treatment and relief. A chiropractic back pain specialist is educated first in an accredited chiropractic school to examine, diagnose and treat spinal pain conditions like back pain, neck pain and leg pain, etc., then builds on that base knowledge as he or she grows in clinical experience and knowledge.
The form of spinal decompression used by the doctors at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre is called the Cox Flexion Distraction and Decompression technic. It is a gentle, non-force chiropractic adjusting approach. 63.7% of chiropractic physicians report using flexion-distraction in their practices. The Vancouver Spine Care Centre provides this highly-effective spinal manipulation and decompression technique, a union of chiropractic and osteopathic principles. This combination offers a non-surgical alternative to a more intrusive surgery for relief of pain in the neck, arm, back and leg.
It gets blamed for nearly every ache and pain we experience as we age. It’s not all arthritis’s fault. Arthritis is just one diagnosis that seems to appear in many conditions’ lists of symptoms. You may have arthritis, but it is simply a diagnosis to consider as you seek out the source of your pain.
Pain and fatigue associated to the musculoskeletal system are among the leading
causes of patients to visit their physicians and nearly one-third of such patients suffer from fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic debilitating disorder characterized by
widespread pain with tenderness in specific areas, leading to fatigue, headache and
sleep disorder. Thewidespread pain is usually felt in all four limbs and in the trunk.