the misalignment of one vertebra upon the other
Lumbar spine subluxations can irritate the nerves of the disc, facet joints, and spinal nerves leaving the spine to cause pain in the low back and possibly down the leg.
A thorough, clinical examination of your spine that may include imaging is important for you to regain your quality of life without pain.
Lumbar Spine Exam Description
In office, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses chiropractic Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to widen the canal space, drop the intradiscal pressure, increase the disc height to relieve pain, and realigns the vertebral segments to allow normal ranges of motion.
You will welcome the Cox Technic manipulation that gently "pulls you apart," as many patients describe the treatment or say they need. Depending on the severity of your pain and symptoms, gentler Protocol I may be applied until 50% relief of pain or more restoring Protocol II may be applied to guide your recovery.
Graphic Animation of Cox Technic - Lumbar Spine
The disc is pressing on the nerve. Note that as the disc herniation reduces, the pinched nerve is relieved.
This is an animation of the goal of Cox Technic
Flexion-Distraction and Decompression: reduced irritation of spinal elements
enough to relieve pain and help you regain your quality of life. The amount of
decrease in size of the herniated disc necessary for pain relief varies from 0%
to 100% for each individual patient.
Cox Technic Protocol I - for severe pain and pain that extends below the knee
Cox Technic Protocol II - for pain that doesn't extend below the knee
In office adjunctive care may hasten your recovery.
At Home Care
At home you will want to may want to avoid sitting for long periods of time, wear a support brace if recommended, take nutritional supplements that help rebuild disc cartilage, do exercises that strengthen your spine, sleep on a supportive mattress, sit in an ergonomically designed chair, and modify your daily activities as needed. You will want to work closely with us at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to ensure your treatment is properly administered and your return to maximum health is maximized.
Contact Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today about your lumbar spine subluxation.