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Chiropractic Care Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you’re over 50 and experience twinges of or all-out back pain, stenosis is a familiar term. Chiropractic Care treats many 50+ year olds seeking relief of West Palm Beach back pain and leg pain. And with good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases the back pain and leg pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

Lumbar spine stenosis is a growing diagnosis in our aging society. A recent practice guideline was just published that gave three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to relieve pain, lessen disability, enhance quality of life, and increase walking ability. First, non-drug options: advice on lifestyle and behavioral changes with exercise, manual therapy, rehab, acupuncture, post-operative rehab and 12 weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy if surgery has already been done. Secondly, drug therapy may be tried: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Number 3, these pharmacological drug therapies are not recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, methylcobalamin, calcitonin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Chiropractic Care offers the first line recommended options for West Palm Beach back pain relief: manual therapy, exercise, advice, etc.

MANUAL THERAPY OPTION SPECIFICALLY: Flexion Distraction Cox® Technic

Manual therapy is showing itself quite effective in treating lumbar spinal stenosis issues. A new report shares the effects of manual manipulation in a comprehensive discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment used by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own West Palm Beach chiropractor. This recent study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being used around the world now! The authors described that lumbar spinal stenosis is a degenerative spine disease in which spinal nerves are compressed as spinal vertebral bones narrow due to disc degeneration. Spinal stenosis triggers not only back pain but also other issues like intermittent claudication, leg pain sciatica, and lower extremity weakness. Cox® Technic was used in a comparison study treating stenosis. The patients’ visual analogue scale and Oswestry Disability Index scores were significantly reduced in the experimental group patients over the control group patients. The authors explained that the flexion distraction technique (aka Cox® Technic) is intended to restore the normal spinal joint function and movement by opening the facet joints, decreasing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, reducing the disc pressure, creating a larger spinal canal area, enlarging disc height, and thus relaxing compressed nerves. The researchers further explained that flexion-distraction concentrates on a specific segment of the spine, affects the epiphyseal joint allowing a distraction of the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments, and relaxes the facet joint. Negative pressure was produced in the disc space by widening the canal space. (2) They referenced other studies that revealed a 65% decreased pressure inside the disc (3) and reported that not only is back pain alleviated with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function due to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Chiropractic Care finds the same. Our West Palm Beach back pain patients find relief with Cox® Technic, too.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who did not think he would ever experience relief.                                     

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care. Do not let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Chiropractic Care has the treatment for you!

 
Chiropractic Care provides research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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