Pflugerville Wellness Center Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you’re over 50 and experience pangs of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a common condition. Pflugerville Wellness Center treats many 50+ year olds looking for relief of Pflugerville back pain and leg pain. And for good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases 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 population. A recent practice guideline was just published that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to ease pain, decrease disability, improve quality of life, and increase 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 tried: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Third, these pharmacological drug therapies are not recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, methylcobalamin, calcitonin, paracetamol, opioids, muscle relaxants, gabapentin, pregabalin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center offers the first line recommended options for Pflugerville 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 report shares the effects of manual manipulation in a comprehensive discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment implemented by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Pflugerville chiropractor. This recent 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 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 gapping the facet joints, decreasing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, reducing 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, 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 revealed a 65% reduced pressure inside the disc (3) and reported that not only is back pain alleviated with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function due to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Pflugerville Wellness Center finds the same. Our Pflugerville 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 explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who did not think he would ever get relief.                                     

Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center. Do not let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Pflugerville Wellness Center has the treatment for you!

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center provides research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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