Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 recognizable term. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries treats many 50+ year old folks seeking relief of Manchester 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 an emerging diagnosis in our aging society. A recent practice guideline was just published that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to ease pain, lessen disability, enhance 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 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers the first line recommended options for Manchester 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 detailed discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment implemented by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Manchester chiropractor. This latest study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being implemented around the world now! The authors described that lumbar spinal stenosis is 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 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 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, lowering the disc pressure, creating a larger spinal canal area, enlarging disc height, and thereby relaxing compressed nerves. The researchers further stated 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 owing to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries finds the same. Our Manchester back pain patients find relief with Cox® Technic, too.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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 get relief.                                     

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

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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