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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you’re past your 50th birthday and experience pangs of or all-out back pain, stenosis is a common condition. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn treats many 50+ year old folks looking for relief of Ashburn back pain and leg pain. And for good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases 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 released that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to ease pain, lessen 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. Secondly, 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, muscle relaxants, opioids, gabapentin, pregabalin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers the first line recommended options for Ashburn 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 used by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Ashburn chiropractor. This latest study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being used around the globe now! The authors explained 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 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 reduced in the experimental group patients over the control group patients. The authors described how 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, making a larger spinal canal area, increasing disc height, and thereby relaxing compressed nerves. The researchers further explained 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 revealed a 65% reduced 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn finds the same. Our Ashburn 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 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 find relief.                                     

Make your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Don’t let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis stop you! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has the treatment for you!

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn provides research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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