Chiropractic relieves conditions like spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is all around us today. Why? An aging population. We are all aging, and when we get to a certain age, our bodies reward us with conditions like spinal stenosis. There is no problem, though! Chiropractic care is a solution for many spinal stenosis pain patients. Young Chiropractic 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 narrows 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 seek surgical means to reduce spinal stenosis and open the spinal canal area. Conservative care back pain specialists like chiropractors and your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic offer non-surgical means - like Easley spinal manipulation and mobilization which are reported to positively affect the water flow and diffusion into the disc, keeping it healthy (1) - to do the same thing: diminish spinal stenosis and widen the spinal canal area.
Surgical vs Non-Surgical Care
A comparison of surgical and conservative treatments of spinal stenosis shows that conservative care is better. At 6 months post-care – surgical or non-surgical – no significant differences are reported in the spinal stenosis patients. At 12 and 24 months post-care, the surgical spinal stenosis patients had 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) Young Chiropractic offers that a trial of 30 days looking for 50% improvement for most Easley back pain patients with research-documented chiropractic care following the protocols of the Cox Technic System of Care. Young Chiropractic is a good 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 improved odds of 6 to 7 times greater to have 50% improvement at their 6 months’ disability follow up. (3) Young Chiropractic seeks Easley pain relief as early as possible, and the treatment plan is geared that way. In some cases, a small number of patients, Young Chiropractic may visit with a Easley spinal stenosis patient daily at the start of care. Young Chiropractic takes good care of our Easley lumbar spinal stenosis patients!
And finally Young Chiropractic 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 as needed. (4) It is fully outlined in the algorithms of decision making that lead our Cox Technic system of spine pain management and lumbar spinal stenosis.
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