Minster Chiropractic Center Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you are over 50 and experience twinges of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a familiar condition. Minster Chiropractic Center treats many 50+ year olds looking for relief of Minster 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 released that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to relieve pain, decrease disability, enhance quality of life, and improve walking ability. Non-drug options are first: 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 attempted: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Number 3, these pharmacological drug therapies aren’t recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, opioids, muscle relaxants, gabapentin, pregabalin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center offers the first line recommended options for Minster 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 report describes 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 Minster 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 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 described how the flexion distraction technique (aka Cox® Technic) is intended to restore the normal spinal joint function and movement by gapping the facet joints, reducing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, decreasing the disc pressure, creating 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, 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% decreased pressure inside the disc (3) and related 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) Minster Chiropractic Center finds the same. Our Minster 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 explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who didn’t think he would ever get relief.                                     

Make your next Minster chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. Don’t let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis stop you! Minster Chiropractic Center has the treatment for you!

 
Minster Chiropractic Center offers research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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