Radiculopathy is irritation to the nerves exiting the spine, caused by “wear and tear” or degeneration of the spinal discs. The nerve irritation will cause symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness down the affected nerve root.
Patients suffering from radiculopathy respond well to conservative care in most cases. Care includes chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, electrical stimulation, and home care stretches and exercises. Most patients will notice relief within a few weeks of starting care.
Spinal discs will continue to degenerate if untreated. Introducing mobility to the spine through the adjustment and “rehydrate” the disc. The decompression treatment allows the space to increase and take pressure off of the irritated nerve. Our decompression includes side-to-side movement, which allows us to specifically treat one side at a time, if needed.
Spinal stenosis involves a narrowing of the openings in your spine, creating pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. While some patients may not have symptoms, others experience pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in the upper extremities.
If you’re already been diagnosed with spinal stenosis in your cervical pine, it’s very important that you build up the strength of your spinal muscles and maintain as much mobility of the spine as possible. Chiropractic care along with spinal decompression therapy will help alleviate the pain and stiffness associated with this condition.
Left untreated, spinal stenosis can become a surgical procedure. The surgery includes removal of a portion of the thickened ligament at the back of your spine. Taking action as soon as you notice symptoms is critical in the type of results you can expect. Spinal stenosis will not go away, but you can see improvement in range of motion and severity of symptoms.