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Spinal Care Clinic Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you are past your 50th birthday and experience twinges of or all-out back pain, stenosis is a recognizable term. Spinal Care Clinic treats many 50+ year olds seeking relief of Burlington and Hamilton back pain and leg pain. And for good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management lessens the back pain and leg pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

Lumbar spine stenosis is an emerging diagnosis in our aging population. A recent practice guideline was just released that gave three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to ease 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 attempted: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Third, these pharmacological drug therapies are not recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, opioids, muscle relaxants, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Spinal Care Clinic offers the first line recommended options for Burlington and Hamilton 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 addressing 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor. This recent study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being used 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 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 gapping the facet joints, decreasing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, reducing the disc pressure, creating a larger spinal canal area, increasing disc height, and thereby relaxing compressed nerves. The researchers further stated 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 found 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 owing to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Spinal Care Clinic finds the same. Our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients experience 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 shares the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who did not think he’d ever get relief.                                     

Make your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. Don’t let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Spinal Care Clinic has the treatment for you!

 
Spinal Care Clinic offers research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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