A car accident or other injury can leave you with spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis can be painful. It can also be difficult to recover from because it can remain hidden for days after an accident, allowing the condition to go untreated and grow worse over time.
No matter when you become aware of the nature of your injury, it is never too late to seek treatment for the pain and suffering of spinal stenosis. Dr. Barbara Dominguez will meet with you during your treatment to help reach a conclusive diagnosis and ensure your treatments are doing their job and helping you regain comfort and control over your body.
Get help treating and relieving the damage of spinal stenosis from an Atlanta spinal stenosis chiropractor without delay. Contact the team at Dominguez Chiropractic by calling (404) 800-3000 today.
How Spinal Stenosis Impacts Your Entire Body
Any injury to your spine could change the way you move and control your body. According to the Mayo Clinic, a spinal stenosis injury presses on the nerves in your spine cord as the space between your vertebrae narrow.
Although it can affect any of the vertebrae along your spine, it most often affects your lower back and neck and leaves its victims with troubling symptoms like pain, tingling, and numbness, which can grow more pronounced over time.
Speak to the team at Dominguez Chiropractic about the specific treatments you can experience for spinal stenosis and about a comprehensive diagnosis that will tell you which one of two forms of spinal stenosis you suffer. You can reach our team today by calling (404) 800-3000.
The Two Distinct Types of Spinal Stenosis
We believe patient education is an important part of a definitive chiropractic treatment plan. When you receive a diagnosis of spinal stenosis, it is important to learn as much as possible about your condition and its corresponding treatments. A spinal stenosis diagnosis means you have one of two distinct types of spinal stenosis.
- Cervical stenosis: this is the area of the spine corresponding to the neck
- Lumbar stenosis: this area corresponds to the lower back
While lumbar stenosis is the most commonly seen form of spinal stenosis, it is also possible to have both types of spinal stenosis at the same time. That is why a final and comprehensive diagnosis is so important to the treatment of your injury. An Atlanta spinal stenosis chiropractor will help you reach the diagnosis you need to receive the personalized care and treatment your injury deserves.
Warning Signs of Spinal Stenosis
According to additional Mayo Clinic information and research, the signs and symptoms of spinal stenosis can begin gradually and slowly, becoming more aggravated as time goes on. The symptoms and warning signs of spinal stenosis will vary according to the type of spinal stenosis you suffer.
Signs of cervical stenosis can include:
- Numbness or tingling in both upper and lower limbs
- Increased or prolonged neck pain
- Weakness or sudden frailty in both upper and lower limbs
- Trouble walking or maintaining balance
- Patients who suffer from increasingly severe cervical stenosis might experience an unsettling inability to control their bladder and bowels
Signs of lumbar stenosis can include:
- Numbness or tingling in the lower limbs
- Weakness or trouble moving the lower limbs
- Pain, discomfort, and/or cramping in one or both legs
- An inability to stand for extended periods
- Increased or prolonged lower back pain
Lumbar stenosis patients might also have difficulty or discomfort walking or standing, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trouble making these everyday motions can make every activity or movement of your body painful and inconvenient.
The Causes of Spinal Stenosis
Both types of spinal stenosis can occur as part of an overgrowth of bone, a herniated disk, stiff ligaments, and abnormal tumors and growths. In many cases, the impact of a car accident or one of these types of accidents can cause cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis:
- Bike accidents
- Bus accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Hit and run
- MARTA accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Truck accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
When we treat you for spinal stenosis, we start with a complete and thorough patient history to get to the root of your injury and develop an effective treatment plan. During your consultation, you should discuss any recent accidents or injuries that might have contributed to your current condition. This information will help our patient care team develop a custom treatment plan specifically for you.
Experience Custom, Convenient, Chiropractic Care
When a diagnosis of spinal stenosis limits your ability to comfortably move your body, an Atlanta spinal stenosis chiropractor can help you find beneficial pain relief and gradually and safely increase your body’s range of motion.
With offices located in communities near you, the chiropractic care you need can be found right in your neighborhood. Call Dominguez Chiropractic today to locate the office closest to you; our locations include:
Dr. Barbara Dominguez is ready to meet with you during your treatment session to ensure you get the treatment you need. Our Atlanta One-Stop Auto Injury Center is available to you.
Trust Dominguez Chiropractic After a Spinal Stenosis Injury
If you or a member of your family suffered from a spinal stenosis injury after a car accident, our team is ready to help you experience optimal physical recovery. Our goal is to be your go-to chiropractor after a car accident or other type of injury to your spine.
Founded in 2003, we create custom treatment plans for each of our clients designed to create the best possible outcome for you. When you are ready to explore the advantages of chiropractic care, call Dominguez Chiropractic at (404) 800-3000. Our English- and Spanish-speaking staff are ready to help you find the physical relief you need today.