Back And Neck Care Center Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you’re over 50 and experience pangs of or all-out back pain, stenosis is a common condition. Back And Neck Care Center treats many 50+ year old folks wanting relief of Severna Park 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 an emerging diagnosis in our aging society. A recent 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 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 tried: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Number 3, these pharmacological drug therapies aren’t recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Back And Neck Care Center offers the first line recommended options for Severna Park 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 describes the effects of manual manipulation in a detailed discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment implemented by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Severna Park chiropractor. This latest 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 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 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, 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 revealed 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) Back And Neck Care Center finds the same. Our Severna Park back pain patients find relief with Cox® Technic, too.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

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 didn’t think he would ever find relief.                                     

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. Don’t let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Back And Neck Care Center has the treatment for you!

 
Back And Neck Care Center offers research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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