Chiropractic eases conditions like spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is everywhere today. Why? An aging population. We are all aging, and when we get to a certain age, our bodies compensate us with conditions like spinal stenosis. There is no problem, though! Chiropractic care is a solution for many spinal stenosis pain patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 result from a variety of issues like a disc herniation, disc bulge or contained disc, synovial cyst. Anything that shrinks the spinal canal area that allows less space for the spinal nerves and other elements may bring about spinal stenosis and pain. Surgeons and medical device companies look for surgical means to reduce spinal stenosis and open the spinal canal area. Conservative care back pain specialists like chiropractors and your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic seek non-surgical means - like Augusta spinal manipulation and mobilization which reportedly keep the disc healthy by improved water flow and diffusion (1) - to do the same thing: diminish spinal stenosis and open the spinal canal area.
Surgical vs Non-Surgical Care
A comparison of surgical and conservative treatments of spinal stenosis shows that conservative care leads in outcomes. 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 do not feel that there is decisive evidence to endorse surgical or non-surgical care to lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic submits that a trial of 30 days looking for 50% improvement for most Augusta back pain patients with research-documented chiropractic care following the protocols of the Cox Technic System of Care. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 greater to have 50% improvement at their 6 months’ disability follow up. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic seeks Augusta pain relief as early as possible, and the treatment plan is geared that way. With some patients, a small percent of patients, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic may visit with a Augusta spinal stenosis patient daily at the start of care. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic takes good care of our Augusta lumbar spinal stenosis patients!
And finally Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 if needed. (4) It is fully outlined in the algorithms of decision making that direct our Cox Technic system of spine pain management and lumbar spinal stenosis.
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Listen in to a PODCAST about a patient with spinal stenosis helped with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers experience in relieving Augusta back pain because of spinal stenosis.