Chiropractic relieves conditions like
spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is everywhere today. Why?
An aging population. We are all aging, and when we achieve a
certain age, our bodies reward us with conditions like spinal
stenosis. There is no problem, though! Chiropractic care is a solution
for many spinal stenosis pain patients. Johnson Chiropractic offers gentle,
evidence-based chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help control and
relieve back pain due to spinal stenosis.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar spinal stenosis may be the result of
any of a number of issues like a disc herniation, disc bulge or
contained disc, synovial cyst. Any issue that narrows
the spinal canal area that allows
reduced space for the spinal nerves and other elements may cause spinal stenosis and pain. Surgeons and medical device companies
offer surgical means to reduce spinal stenosis and open the
spinal canal space12. Conservative care back pain specialists like
chiropractors and your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic seek
non-surgical means - like Richmond spinal manipulation and
mobilization which are shown to positively affect the water flow
and diffusion into the disc, keeping it healthy (1) - to do the same thing:
reduce spinal stenosis and widen the spinal canal
Surgical vs Non-Surgical Care
A comparison of surgical and conservative treatments of
spinal stenosis explains that conservative care is better. At 6 months post-care – surgical or
non-surgical – no significant differences are noted in
the spinal stenosis patients. At 12 and 24 months post-care, the surgical
spinal stenosis patients report higher disability scores. Surgical
spinal stenosis patients underwent higher
complication rates than the conservative care spinal stenosis patients. Based
on their reviews of the published data, the researchers still don’t
feel that there is conclusive evidence to
recommend surgical or non-surgical care to lumbar spinal stenosis
sufferers. (2) Johnson Chiropractic offers that a trial of 30
days looking for 50% improvement for most Richmond back
pain patients with research-documented chiropractic care following the
protocols of the Cox Technic System of Care. Johnson Chiropractic is a reasonable
place to start!
Early Improvement Under Care
Those spinal stenosis patients who show 33% to
50% improvement in pain at 2 weeks of care have increased
odds of 6 to 7 times higher to have 50% improvement
at their 6 months’ disability follow up. (3) Johnson Chiropractic looks for
Richmond pain relief as early as possible, and the treatment plan is established with this in mind. With some patients,
a small number of patients, Johnson Chiropractic may see a Richmond spinal stenosis patient daily
at the start of care. Johnson Chiropractic takes good care of
our Richmond lumbar spinal stenosis patients!
And lastly Johnson Chiropractic relies on its experienced
clinical judgment and evidence of a patient’s not improving as expected to
order more imaging or schedule a surgical consultation as needed. (4) It is well defined in the algorithms of decision making that direct
our Cox Technic system of spine pain management and lumbar spinal stenosis.
Make an Appointment
Listen in to a PODCAST about a patient with spinal stenosis helped with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment
today. Johnson Chiropractic offers experience in relieving Richmond back
pain because of spinal stenosis.
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