Satterwhite Chiropractic Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you are over 50 and experience pangs of or all-out back pain, stenosis is a familiar term. Satterwhite Chiropractic treats many 50+ year olds seeking relief of Oxford back pain and leg pain. And with good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management relieves 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 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. 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. Secondly, 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, methylcobalamin, calcitonin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, gabapentin, pregabalin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic offers the first line recommended options for Oxford back pain relief: manual therapy, exercise, advice, etc.

MANUAL THERAPY OPTION SPECIFICALLY: Flexion Distraction Cox® Technic

Manual therapy is showing itself quite effective in treating lumbar spinal stenosis issues. A new paper describes the effects of manual manipulation in a detailed discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment used by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Oxford 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 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 explained that the flexion distraction technique (aka Cox® Technic) is designed to restore the normal spinal joint function and movement by opening the facet joints, reducing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, reducing 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, 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% decreased pressure inside the disc (3) and related that not only is back pain relieved with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function due to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Satterwhite Chiropractic finds the same. Our Oxford 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 didn’t think he’d ever find relief.                                     

Make your next Oxford chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. Do not let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis stop you! Satterwhite Chiropractic has the treatment for you!

 
Satterwhite Chiropractic provides research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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