Back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults. There are many different causes and treatments to help with pain management.
One of the most common causes of back pain is spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis can be easily described as the narrowing of the spinal canal.
Due to the narrowing, typical side effects are moderate to severe pain and numbness in the extremities.
Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the lumbar and cervical regions.
When looking at spinal stenosis in the lumbar region, symptoms can include sciatica, tingling, and weakness or numbness that can begin and stay in the tailbone region, or even begin to extend down to the legs.
The lumbar stenosis is caused by the compression of the nerve roots found in the lower back.
Cervical stenosis is much more dangerous than lumbar stenosis as the spinal cord itself is compressed. Some of the symptoms experienced with cervical stenosis tingling and numbness in any of the extremities (hand, foot, arm leg), severe shoulder or neck pain. In severe cases of cervical stenosis paralysis, loss of bladder and bowel control, and overall major body weakness can occur.
What Causes Stenosis?
Two of the leading causes of stenosis are spinal injury and herniated discs.
Spinal stenosis, however, can also be caused by having bone spurs or the development of facet joint arthritis. Inflammation of the facet joints due to arthritis can cause stress on the joint, scarring, and leaking of inflammatory cytokines. All of these factors are what lead to the thickening of the ligaments, causing the spinal cord to narrow. Facet joint arthritis can also cause bone spurs by suppression of bone morphogenic protein.
Another cause of spinal stenosis and bone spurs is through a liver deficiency which deprives the body of vitamin K. When the body is deprived of vitamin K the MGP cannot complete its job in blocking calcium deposits, resulting in bone spur and stenosis.
The final cause of stenosis is when a herniated or bulging disc ruptures and the contents push against the spinal cord or roots. The spinal cord or roots can also be injured in this major trauma to the spine, causing slipped discs, dislocation of one or more vertebrae, or any swelling of surrounding tissues.
Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options
Depending on the cause of the spinal stenosis, there are several different treatments to consider, all of which include no risky drugs.
These treatments may be recommended to be taken individually or as a combination.
If your stenosis is caused by the herniation or bulging of discs, ligament thickening, or facet joint arthritis, the recommended treatment is using a natural solution patch.
In this treatment method, the cartilage in the facet joint and the spinal disc damage will be repaired, and the ligament thickening will be reduced. This is because the natural solution patch increases blood flow and aids the circulation of the lymphatic system.
The natural solution patch also increases microcirculation and strengthens the kidneys to maximize nutrient absorption.
When the spinal stenosis is caused by a bone spur, the treatment would be similar to that of spinal stenosis caused by herniated or bulged discs, ligament thickening or facet joint arthritis. The procedure for this cause is also a natural solution patch, in addition to a Chinese herbal compound that when added to the therapy improves the liver function and can help return the liver to full function — correcting vitamin K production and metabolism.
Finally, spinal stenosis caused by injury to the spinal cord would also include a natural solution patch, and a Chinese herbal compound, with additional “fast patches” to amplify and aide in the healing of any injury to the bone, muscle or ligament.