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Understanding Spinal Stenosis Aspen Hill-Layhill Area

Understanding Spinal Stenosis in the Aspen Hill-Layhill Area

Aging can bring on more than just grey hair and wrinkles; it can uncover spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the canal housing of the spinal cord. Narrowing of the spinal canal puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. It’s rarely diagnosed before the age of 60, when the degenerative changes to the spine surfaces. It’s not always the aging process; it is the cumulative effect of years of neglect. woman with back pain

Spinal stenosis is one condition which can produce a variety of symptoms. Lumbar (lower back) stenosis symptoms often include lower back pain, leg pain, or numbness. Cervical (neck) stenosis symptoms can be more serious. Besides neck pain, symptoms may include burning and tingling in the hands. Many have problems with walking, balance, and bladder control. An injury or trauma to the neck, like whiplash from a car accident, is among the most common cause of cervical stenosis.

Medical treatment options include medication, physical therapy, injections and/or surgery. Medication has side effects; Physical therapy just exercises misaligned spinal joints. Surgery is risky, with little guarantee of success. Chiropractic care seeks to reduce the underlying cause by restoring spinal alignment and proper curves. Many who have had chiropractic care report improvement from spinal stenosis that’s all natural and non-invasive.

See a chiropractor if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of spinal stenosis in the Aspen Hill-Layhill MD area. Remember, chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last. Call our office today!


Moss Chiropractic and Wellness

18123 Town Center Dr
Olney, MD 20832


T: (301) 570-9000
Fax: (301) 570-9055


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