CHIROPRACTIC COX® TECHNIC CREATES VERTEBRAL MOTION & INCREASED SPINAL CANAL SPACE
Degenerated disc. Spinal stenosis. Back Pain. What do they have in common…besides pain? Reduced spinal canal area. With disc degeneration, the disc reduces, leading to a decreased spinal canal area. With spinal stenosis, a(n) disc bulge, herniated disc, osteophyte, discal cyst, synovial cyst, spinal cyst reduces the spinal canal area. A new paper explained how chiropractic flexion distraction treatment, specifically Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and mobilization, expanded the spinal canal area and produced vertebral motions. The new study just published in January 2023 stated that chiropractic flexion distraction improved spinal area, height, and width due to increased nerve foraminal area. (1)
Such spinal changes made more space for impacted spinal elements like spinal nerves to glide leading to eventual (though sometimes quicker or even instantaneous for some patients) back pain relief. Outcomes and published research like this are the forces behind our using gentle, safe chiropractic treatment options like Cox® Technic that has research explaining its biomechanical effects on the spine. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic invites you to share your degenerated disc and/or spinal stenosis with us!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ram Gudavalli, the principal researcher in Cox® Technic research projects, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the research behind The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise to Open Lumbar Spinal Canal Area
Back pain sufferers are often recommended exercises to strengthen spinal, gluteal, and core muscles as a way to complement their in-office chiropractic treatment. Classic lumbar flexion (Williams) exercises have been the norm since the 1930s as they limit lumbar extension while enhancing lumbar flexion with high levels of research evidence (III and IV) support. A common exercise series would have a patient lie on the floor, keeping hands along the side of the body and bending the knees with feet flat on the floor, then just tighten ab and gluteal muscles while flattening the spine against the floor. The next would be a knee-chest motion (pulling one knee to chest then the other knee then both knees to chest) exercise. (2) There are more such exercises in the series, but we’d be excited for our new Augusta back pain patients to begin with these simple exercises on day 1 (after we examine your spine and establish a treatment plan, of course). Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to talking soon about you and your spinal stenotic, disc degenerative spine and any exercises that may help!
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Have a wonderful February! We anticipate seeing you and your spine this month!