Spinal stenosis is a growing problem as a large portion of our population enters the middle to older years of life. The term stenosis literally means the narrowing of any body orifice. Spinal stenosis is a common cause of back, buttocks, hip and leg pain. The pain may feel like a cramp which is made worse by standing, walking, or exercise. The pain may be relieved by sitting or bending forward and it is typical to be able to walk farther when leaning on a shopping cart while walking. Spinal stenosis can have multiple causes. Factors such as degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, spinal (facet) joint arthritis, subluxations, and spondylolisthesis all contribute to spinal stenosis.
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Lower back (lumbar) spinal stenosis is the most frequent reason for spinal surgery in elderly people. Researchers recommend different conservative and surgical treatments for patients with moderate or severe symptoms. Different treatment options share the common goal of facilitating optimal, knowledge-based and individualized care for patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis. Chiropractic care, more specifically Cox Flexion Distraction Decompression Manipulation, is a research-based, gentle procedure which helps treat the symptoms of spinal stenosis. Cox manipulation has been scientifically shown to reduce the pressure inside the vertebral disc, increase disc height and increase the area where the nerves exit the spine (intervertebral foramen). These effects provide more space for, and less pressure on, these pain-sensitive nerves, thus relieving pain. This non-surgical pain relief treatment helps patients be able to perform their daily activities with greater ease and comfort.
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Read about this patient's relief of spinal stenosis pain with Cox Technic.