While back pain is one of the top reasons that people seek medical attention, the causes for back pain are numerous. Back pain results from a number of different factors and it is important to work with an experienced provider to sort through all of this with you. At Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre, located in Morehead, Kentucky, our facility is particularly qualified to bring you the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment you need to bring pain relief. We are proud to be a unique healthcare setting with our multidisciplinary range of services, combining both medical and chiropractic pain management solutions for our patients. This combination is extremely important for several reasons:
One of the most frequent causes of back pain, whether low, mid or upper, is spinal stenosis. This narrowing of the spinal canal can compress your spinal nerve roots, causing back and leg pain, leg cramps, leg weakness, muscle spasms, and tingling and numbness. Spinal stenosis is most typically caused by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is most commonly caused by the aging process and its wear and tear, repetitive injuries and physical stress. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that inactivity also places people at a much higher risk of developing osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Osteoarthritis can cause the development of bone spurs around vertebrae and facet joints, resulting in narrowing the spinal cord canal.
While osteoarthritis is often determined to be the cause of painful spinal stenosis, there are several other causes of spinal stenosis:
Based upon the cause of your spinal stenosis-induced back pain, you may receive medical treatment, chiropractic care or a combination of these disciplines. This dual-discipline approach assures that you will be accurately diagnosed and receive the particular treatment that addresses the cause of your pain.
We are well aware of the current addiction epidemic and will always use a non-narcotic approach to relieving your pain. We want to help you get on the road to recovery without trading out pain for addiction. Our patients are grateful for the respectful environment they encounter at Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre. We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and helping them to overcome the pain they are experiencing.
You do not have to live with worsening back pain from spinal stenosis. Our long history of restoring our patients to their productive lives is the solution you need. Call us today at (606) 784-1115 or Toll Free at (800) 318-4444 to learn more about us.