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It's More Than a Pain in the Neck: A Stenosis Case Study

upper back pain spineAs we age, stenosis is a spinal condition that may have serious health implications. At Dudum Chiropractic, we offer solutions to relieve pain and allow patients to live productive lives.

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Openings between the vertebrae, known as the neural foramen, allow the nerves to pass through to where they need to go. Having the largest possible opening helps the nerves move through smoothly.

Over the years, stress, misalignments, and trauma stimulates bone to grow in these areas. Natural, healthy bones adapt and change shape when they experience stress, as part of the body’s natural response.

Spinal stenosis occurs when the openings in the vertebrae narrow and impinge on the nerves passing through. This may occur on either side, or in the middle, known as central spine stenosis, usually accompanied by arthritis. Pain, numbness, and loss of strength are common symptoms of the condition.

Addressing Nighttime Woes

The patient came to our office complaining of waking in the middle of the night with his hands numb and lacking strength. Stating he could no longer hold a cup of coffee, an MRI was done indicating stenosis in the spine at C6/C7.

As specialists in spinal decompression, our tables have the ability to tilt at an angle, allowing us to target specific areas of the cervical spine. Standard tables don’t have this ability, so the therapy doesn’t work.

Seeing Results

After six weeks of care, primarily using spinal decompression and cold laser, the patient sleeps through the night, without tingling, numbness or aches. He’s able to handle his daily activities, and his grip strength has come back completely.

Supportive Care

When your care plan is finished, our doctor will recommend a supportive care plan to maintain your health and prevent future recurrence. Every plan is unique based on your needs. Our goal is to get every patient back to living their best life.

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Spinal decompression addresses disc issues, relieving pain and stress on your back, so you can live life more fully. Book today!

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