A new clinical trial is starting that will examine the effectiveness of a 6-week specific rehab program blending education and exercises on walking capacity in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows these Augusta spinal pain conditions very well…and delivers a relieving treatment plan of Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and mobilization with exercise!
EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS TESTED
The aim of this preposed study is to analyze whether the addition of an exercise program to an educational program can enhance walking capacity in those who have lumbar spinal stenosis
with neurogenic claudication. Being a randomized controlled clinical trial, 60 participants will be randomly allocated to either the intervention or control group. The intervention group will get an educational program and an exercise program, while the control group will only receive the educational program. The primary outcome measure is walking capacity, while the secondary outcome measures are pain intensity, disability level, and quality of life. (1)
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows our Augusta spinal stenosis
patients are very concerned about these outcomes!
LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS WITH NEUROGENIC CLAUDICATION
Lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication is a condition that produces narrowing of the spinal canal in the low back area, which then puts pressure on the nerves. This can result in pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and buttocks. In severe cases, it can also make walking quite difficult. The condition is most common in people over the age of 50. These are just the people in Augusta who need to keep (or at least start) exercising!
The particular exercises that will be utilized in this study are designed to improve walking capacity by stretching and strengthening the muscles around the spine. The hope is that by performing these exercises regularly, patients will feel less pain and disability and experience an improved quality of life.
THE CONTROL GROUP
The control group in this trial will only get an educational program about their condition and how to take care of it. While education is valuable, it is not typically enough on its own to provide significant relief from symptoms. That is why the addition of an exercise program is so important. It includes the back pain patient in his or her relief! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for lumbar spinal stenosis.
CONTACT Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic
If you're suffering from back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication, there is hope! In-office treatment with Cox Technic combined with at-home exercise and nutrition at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is it. When you are interested in seeing how this combination may help you, schedule your Augusta chiropractic visit soon!