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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you’re past your 50th birthday and experience pangs of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a recognizable term. Hollstrom & Associates Inc treats many 50+ year old folks seeking relief of Largo back pain and leg pain. And with good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management lessens the back pain and leg pain related to lumbar spinal stenosis.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

Lumbar spine stenosis is an emerging diagnosis in our aging society. A new practice guideline was just published that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to ease pain, lessen disability, improve quality of life, and improve 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 attempted: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Third, these pharmacological drug therapies aren’t recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, methylcobalamin, calcitonin, paracetamol, opioids, muscle relaxants, gabapentin, pregabalin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers the first line recommended options for Largo back pain relief: manual therapy, exercise, advice, etc.

MANUAL THERAPY OPTION SPECIFICALLY: Flexion Distraction Cox® Technic

Manual therapy is showing itself quite effective in treating lumbar spinal stenosis issues. A new report shares the effects of manual manipulation in a detailed discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment used by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Largo chiropractor. This recent study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being implemented around the globe now! The authors defined lumbar spinal stenosis as a degenerative spine disease in which spinal nerves are compressed as disc degeneration narrows the area between the vertebral bones 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 lowered 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, reducing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, lowering the disc pressure, making a larger spinal canal area, increasing disc height, and thus 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 generated in the disc space by widening the canal space. (2) They referenced other studies that found a 65% reduced pressure inside the disc (3) and reported that not only is back pain alleviated with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function due to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Hollstrom & Associates Inc finds the same. Our Largo back pain patients experience 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 Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Do not let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis stop you! Hollstrom & Associates Inc has the treatment for you!

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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