Cox Technic is in the research news again! This time it’s
for its effectiveness for treatment of spinal stenosis in the lower back. Chiropractic Care
offers this gentle, relieving technique to our Chicago lower back
pain patients all the time. Chiropractic Care knows the relief it offers, so it’s
wonderful to see more support for its clinical application. Of course, with any
treatment, patient care of their back pain issue like spinal stenosis is
important. Chiropractic Care offers suggestions of nutrition and especially
exercise to strengthen the lower back and keep back pain at bay.
First, the new research about Cox Technic flexion distraction
for lower back pain relief when caused by spinal stenosis sets the stage for
. Sixty patients were in 4 groups. It was found that patients
will optimally follow a treatment plan of 6 weeks of care. In this study, patients made
about 75% of their appointments. (1)
This sort of information is what all of us
chiropractors in clinical practice need to know, too. We need to optimize the
initial treatment visits as best we can before patients dismiss themselves
from care! Then again, surely our Chicago lower back pain patients
wouldn’t do that!?
Second, researchers report that lumbar spinal stenosis is
the most common reason for spinal surgery in older adults. (2) That is so
amazing to Chiropractic Care because we see such great success and relief for our
lumbar spinal stenosis patients, but the research doesn’t lie. Now, research
further states that for severe spinal stenosis cases surgery is effective, but
mild to moderate cases of spinal stenosis don’t necessarily need surgery. So what do
patients and healthcare providers do when spinal stenosis rears his head? A
variety of things, but it's not documented what's "best". That’s why a new study is going to contrast outcomes of
care: medical care with manual and manipulative therapy with exercise. This is in
hopes of defining which type of care is better for which type of patient
suffering with spinal stenosis. (2) This is all very well and good, but what can Chicago spinal stenosis patients do now?
In Chicago, they can come see their chiropractor
at Chiropractic Care. The track record for relief is positive. Case reports of
positive clinical outcomes without surgery are available. Spinal manipulation
with Cox Technic, some nutrition, and simple exercise round out the treatment
plan Chiropractic Care has for your spinal stenosis pain relief.
Why exercise? Again, research
supports the intervention. In a study, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis who used home
exercise programs report improvement in self-reported questionnaire scores and decreased pain. (3)
So contact Chiropractic Care today. Bring your spine and any
imaging studies you may have. Let your Chicago chiropractor examine
your spine and individualize a plan for your pain relief.