Apple Country Chiropractic Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you are over 50 and experience pangs of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a recognizable term. Apple Country Chiropractic treats many 50+ year old folks looking for relief of Williamson back pain and leg pain. And for 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 population. A new practice guideline was just published that gave three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to relieve pain, lessen disability, improve quality of life, and improve 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. Second, drug therapy may be tried: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Third, these pharmacological drug therapies are not recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic offers the first line recommended options for Williamson back pain relief: manual therapy, exercise, advice, etc.

MANUAL THERAPY OPTION SPECIFICALLY: Flexion Distraction Cox® Technic

Manual therapy is proving to be quite effective in treating lumbar spinal stenosis issues. A new paper shares the effects of manual manipulation in a comprehensive discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment implemented by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Williamson chiropractor. This recent study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being implemented around the globe now! The authors defined lumbar spinal stenosis as a degenerative spine disease in which spinal nerves are compressed as disc degeneration narrows the area between the vertebral bones due to disc degeneration. Spinal stenosis causes 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 lowered 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, decreasing the disc pressure, forming a larger spinal canal area, increasing disc height, and thus relaxing compressed nerves. The researchers further explained that flexion-distraction focuses on a specific segment of the spine, alters the epiphyseal joint allowing a distraction of the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments, and relaxes the facet joint. Negative pressure was generated in the disc space by widening the canal space. (2) They referenced other studies that discovered a 65% reduced pressure inside the disc (3) and reported that not only is back pain relieved with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function due to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Apple Country Chiropractic finds the same. Our Williamson back pain patients find relief with Cox® Technic, too.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who didn’t think he’d ever experience relief.                                     

Make your next Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. Do not let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis stop you! Apple Country Chiropractic has the treatment for you!

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