by AJB

I was in an accident back in early 2020. Results read that I have a combination of uncovertebral hypertrophy with facet arthritis resulting in left neuroformenal stenosis. Does it go away and how can it be treated?

Hello AJB,
These degenerative changes were not caused by this recent accident, but it may well have exacerbated the already existing condition.

Alas it will not go away; in one sense it is like gray hair. It is wear and tear after an old injury, probably now forgotten, and possibly a scoliosis too.

What you haven't told me is what symptoms, if any, that it may be causing.

It is a problem treated daily in every chiropractic clinic, but sometimes requires major neurosurgical intervention.

If you are happy to go for a short course of 6 - 10 treatments and then an occasional but regular adjustment, say every month or two, then chiropractic is for you. Neither we nor anybody can cure it. The alternative is the man with the scalpel.

I hope this contributes.

Dr B.R. Lewis DC

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