Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you’re past your 50th birthday and experience pangs of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a recognizable term. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center treats many 50+ year olds wanting relief of Paramus 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 society. A new practice guideline was just published that gave three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to ease pain, decrease disability, enhance quality of life, and improve 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. Second, drug therapy may be tried: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Third, these pharmacological drug therapies aren’t recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, opioids, muscle relaxants, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers the first line recommended options for Paramus 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 paper describes the effects of manual manipulation in a comprehensive discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment used by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Paramus chiropractor. This latest study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being implemented around the globe now! The authors described that lumbar spinal stenosis is 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 gapping the facet joints, decreasing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, reducing the disc pressure, making a larger spinal canal area, enlarging disc height, and thereby 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% decreased pressure inside the disc (3) and related that not only is back pain alleviated with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function owing to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center finds the same. Our Paramus 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 shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who did not think he’d ever experience relief.                                     

Make your next Paramus chiropractic appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Do not let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center has the treatment for you!

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center provides research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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