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Wilson Family 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. Wilson Family Chiropractic treats many 50+ year old folks seeking relief of Millville back pain and leg pain. And for good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management lessens the back pain and leg pain related to 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, reduce disability, improve 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. Second, 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, gabapentin, pregabalin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic offers the first line recommended options for Millville back pain relief: manual therapy, exercise, advice, etc.

MANUAL THERAPY OPTION SPECIFICALLY: Flexion Distraction Cox® Technic

Manual therapy is showing itself 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 used by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Millville chiropractor. This recent study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being used around the world now! The authors defined lumbar spinal stenosis as a degenerative spine disease in which spinal nerves are compressed as spinal vertebral bones narrow 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 for care of 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, enlarging disc height, and thus 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 generated 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 related that not only is back pain alleviated with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function owing to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Wilson Family Chiropractic finds the same. Our Millville 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 would ever find relief.                                     

Make your next Millville chiropractic appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic. Don’t let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Wilson Family Chiropractic has the treatment for you!

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