The spine, or backbone, protects the spinal cord and is critical to our ability to bend our backs and stand. The spine starts to become narrower when you have spinal stenosis. If you do begin to suffer from this disease, you may experience a lot of pain arising from compression of your spinal cord and nerves as the channel becomes increasingly narrower. While there are various causes of this condition, with a diagnosis of spinal stenosis, Bakersfield and Shafter patients can benefit from the expertise of a professional medical team that treats the source of their pain.
Electrochemical impulses travel between the brain and the body via the nerves. When a nerve becomes pinched (or compressed), you may suffer from muscular weakness and sensations such as pain, pins-and-needles, or loss of feeling. Permanent damage, evident in muscular atrophy and weakness, can arise from nerve compression.
Chiropractic care has long been used to treat pain conditions in specific areas of the body, such as the back, neck, and head. More recently, it has been embraced for its holistic effect on stress. By getting adjustments through a chiropractor, patients can experience stress relief (as described below) along with other health benefits.
September is National Pain Awareness month. Education, awareness and action along with information about the latest advances in pain treatment can help bring chronic pain relief to the more than 100 million Americans who experience pain in their day-to-day lives. (more…)