Thursday, July 27, 2017

Spinal Stenosis

Patients at the Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Raphael know how highly we prioritize combating neuropathy. Spinal stenosis is one of the most significant causes of pinched nerves and can result in neuropathy throughout the body.

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the channel through which the spinal cord runs. This narrowing is usually the result of bony growths associated with degeneration as the patient ages. It usually happens slowly and results in pain that comes and goes and is worse when the patient stands. Typically, stenosis affects the spine in either the lower, lumbar region, which is a cause of sciatica or in the neck (or cervical) region. Lumbar stenosis can cause leg pain; cervical stenosis can cause pain and weakness in any peripheral nerves.

Our anti-aging treatments help to prevent spinal stenosis by maintaining patients’ strength thru nutrition and proper exercise. When it does occur, we have several chiropractic means of relieving pressure on the spinal cord, including DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy. But because spinal stenosis has several symptoms in common with herniated discs, we’ll need the patient to undergo a complete diagnostic so we can confirm whether stenosis is the cause of their pain and locate exactly where the pinch is.

Dr. Kent Carlomagno operates Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center at 710 C Street, Suite #12, San Rafael, California, 94901. To schedule an appointment, call 415-721-7520 or visit and fill out a contact sheet.

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