Will Chiropractic help spinal stenosis?

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Navigating Spinal Stenosis: A Comprehensive Guide to Chiropractic Solutions

Spinal stenosis is a complex condition to treat, and many people are challenged by the narrowing of the spinal canal within the spine’s spine’s bones. In contrast, central spinal stenosis involves the neuroforamen, where the nerves leave the spinal cord and enter the other parts of the body. Regardless of the cause — age spinal degenerative changes, a herniated disc or bone growths called spurs—spin stenosis can cause varying degrees of pain, typically in the lower back and legs, as well as numbness, tingling, weakness and muscle spasms. At Innate Connection, we have found that spinal stenosis is a problematic condition that can be made easier with chiropractic care.

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Understanding the Chiropractic Approach

At Innate Connection Chiropractic, we are guided by a patient-centred philosophy focused on honouring the body’s innate ability to function at a higher level. Although it might not reverse spinal stenosis, chiropractic can help manage symptoms and spinal wellness. If you have spinal stenosis, we are concerned with the specific motion of the spinal vertebrae. However, we must address a much broader issue before addressing the spine.

As chiropractors, we are guided by a patient-centred philosophy focused on honouring the body’s innate ability to function at a higher level. Although it might not reverse the spinal stenosis problem, chiropractic can help manage symptoms and spinal wellness because a healthy spine begins with the proper alignment and motion of the spinal vertebrae. To understand spinal stenosis, we must discuss misalignments or dysfunctions in the spine.

A doctor performing a back check on a woman using the Gonstead Chiropractic style.

Enhancing Mobility and Flexibility

At Innate Connection Chiropractic, we are guided by a patient-centred philosophy focused on honouring the body’s innate ability to function at a higher level. Although it might not reverse spinal stenosis, chiropractic can help manage symptoms and spinal wellness. If you have spinal stenosis, we are concerned with the specific motion of the spinal vertebrae. However, we must address a much broader issue before addressing the spine.

As chiropractors, we are guided by a patient-centred philosophy focused on honouring the body’s innate ability to function at a higher level. Although it might not reverse the spinal stenosis problem, chiropractic can help manage symptoms and spinal wellness because a healthy spine begins with the proper alignment and motion of the spinal vertebrae. To understand spinal stenosis, we must discuss misalignments or dysfunctions in the spine.

Restricted motion often accompanies spinal stenosis and can cause stiffness and discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments, along with specific exercises and stretches, are designed to improve the spine’s flexibility and range of motion. As spinal mobility increases, patients may feel less stiffness and discomfort associated with spinal stenosis and can easily participate in their daily activities.

Pain Management Strategies

The most common issue cyclists have with spinal stenosis is chronic pain. Pain is the primary reason people are seeking care. Prescription medication provides temporary relief but can come with unwanted side effects. A drug-free way to pain management is chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care focuses on spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy and exercise to alleviate the causes of pain without the side effects of drugs. Spinal manipulation promotes the body’s natural healing processes, which can provide long-term relief from pain. At our office, we adopt an integrative approach to pain management of spinal stenosis, both old and new, leading to increased function, mobility and improved quality of life.

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Embracing Lifestyle Modifications

Combined with in-office treatments, we encourage and guide lifestyle modifications, such as ergonomic recommendations, posture training, and nutritional counselling, to educate patients on maintaining optimal spinal health and overall wellness. When patients feel they have choices, and we support making healthy ones, managing spinal stenosis becomes more empowering and, in some instances, more effective.

Promoting Holistic Wellness

However, more than symptom management, the chiropractic perspective believes that good health requires a level of resilience created in an environment of trust, which is developed during the entire course of care. Though we offer symptomatic care, our holistic approach also tends to focus on things like moving better, feeling calmer, or sleeping better – indeed, all of these things are integral to good health.

We work with patients in a way that fosters empowerment and helps individuals take charge of their health. Our care models differentiate us by supporting people in multiple ways, helping them improve their quality of life. Resilience, no longer utilised in the scientific medical literature, creates a positive framework for healing.

Advancements in Chiropractic Research: An Australian Perspective

Current trends in chiropractic research in Australia have included ‘improving evidence-based practice’ and ‘better understanding of the effects of chiropractic treatment on human health’. The Australian Spinal Research Foundation is a major funder of research that is trying to determine if there is a connection between vertebral subluxation and human. function.https://spinalresearch.com.au/ It has named two additional studies currently underway. Researchers are trying to see whether an adjustment improves athletes because it influences brain behaviour and performance differently from placebo.

The second is about research that’s going into developing the strategies and interventions for chronic musculoskeletal or neuromusculoskeletal conditions, for managing conditions (with appropriate clinical diagnosis and referral), and for lower back pain in particular, which is a crucial sighting condition, a significant reason people present to chiropractors. There’s work going on to change practice and improve health outcomes and health service delivery via research into musculoskeletal health through the lifespan and the safety and effectiveness or efficacy of chiropractic care.

These studies and other research initiatives indicate a burgeoning trend in the Australian chiropractic research community to develop a rigorous evidence base supporting the profession and guiding healthcare policy and clinical practices. Through its research endeavours, chiropractic in Australia contributes to the emerging global scientific consensus regarding the profession and ensures that it remains an appropriate and effective intervention for patients.

Conclusion

Although spinal stenosis can be challenging, chiropractic care offers effective avenues to help manage spinal symptoms and improve spinal health concerns. The clinicians at Innate Connection Chiropractic are dedicated to providing individualised care focused on your specific patient needs. If you or someone you love are struggling with spinal stenosis, come and experience our journey of spinal health and wellness, and let us bring you to a more enjoyable place of greater resilience and wellness.

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I’m quite new to Innate Connection, but have received network chiropractic treatment at various stages of my life since I was a child. The team at Innate Connection have been wonderfully warm and welcoming. Dr Gretchen Balas has been providing wholistic support for my injury and it has been great to see that even after many years, my body still remembers how to move and breathe and gradually heal itself.
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