Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you’re past your 50th birthday and experience twinges of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a recognizable term. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats many 50+ year old folks wanting relief of Eugene back pain and leg pain. And for 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 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 relieve pain, decrease disability, enhance quality of life, and increase 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 are not recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, methylcobalamin, calcitonin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, gabapentin, pregabalin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers the first line recommended options for Eugene 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 report 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 Eugene chiropractor. This latest study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being used around the world now! The authors explained 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 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 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, lowering 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 produced 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 reported 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic finds the same. Our Eugene back pain patients find 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 describes 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 experience relief.                                     

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

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