WHAT IS CERVICAL SPINAL STENOSIS?
For example in the cervical spine, stenosis can occur from looking down at phones, IPads, reading books, improper sleeping positions, car accidents, sports related traumas and other traumatic falls. Spinal stenosis in the cervical spine is very common. This leads to upper extremity pain and weakness. Cervical stenosis can lead to headaches, ringing in the ears, sleep apnea, difficulty swallowing and thyroid dysfunction.
Cervical Therapy (C1-C7)
Mechanical stress in this area of the spine can result in headaches, vertigo, high blood pressure, ringing in the ears, sleep apnea, difficulty swallowing, thyroid malfunction, loss range of motion, neck, shoulder, arm, wrist pain and numbness in the arms and hands. Looking down too much accelerates mechanical stress in the neck and causes the cervical vertebra to shift backward and impinges the nerves. Once the nerves in the neck are compressed, changes in the organs and glands associated with the cervical neurology will soon start to produce unwanted health symptoms as described earlier.
With today’s technology, phones and computers are becoming more and more a part of our activities of daily living. Although this creates convenience for our lives, it causes a host of neck injuries. The majority of headaches can be traced back to neck flexion (looking down excessively) while looking at phones and computers. Once the cervical vertebra misaligns, accelerated aging can be observed on weight-bearing X-rays. Disc degeneration or disc desiccation can lead to a lifetime of neck pain and inability to move the neck freely. This can affect a person’s ability to drive an automobile safely and ultimately lead to a loss of independency. Let FIX24, the leading spinal stenosis chiropractors, help you ease the following symptoms: