Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis05/04/2021Stenosis. If you are over 50 and experience twinges of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a common condition. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc treats many 50+ year old folks wanting relief of Fort Wayne back pain and leg pain. And with good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management relieves the back pain and leg pain related to lumbar spinal stenosis. TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS Lumbar spine stenosis is a growing diagnosis in our aging population. A new practice guideline was just released that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to relieve pain, decrease disability, enhance 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 attempted: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Number 3, these pharmacological drug therapies are not recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers the first line recommended options for Fort Wayne 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 treating 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor. This recent study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being implemented around the world now! The authors defined lumbar spinal stenosis as a degenerative spine disease in which spinal nerves are compressed as spinal vertebral bones narrow due to disc degeneration. Spinal stenosis triggers 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 opening the facet joints, decreasing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, decreasing the disc pressure, creating a larger spinal canal area, increasing disc height, and thereby 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 produced 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 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc finds the same. Our Fort Wayne back pain patients find relief with Cox® Technic, too. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who did not think he would ever get relief. Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Do not let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has the treatment for you! « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."