CHIROPRACTIC COX® TECHNIC CREATES VERTEBRAL MOTION & INCREASED SPINAL CANAL SPACE
Degenerated disc. Spinal stenosis. Back Pain. What do they have in common…besides pain? Decreased 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 the area of the spinal cancal. A newly published paper explained how chiropractic flexion distraction treatment, specifically Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and mobilization, increased the spinal canal area and created vertebral motions. The new study just published in January 2023 reported that chiropractic flexion distraction increased spinal area, height, and width due to increased nerve foraminal area. (1)
Such spinal tranformations allowed involved spinal elements like spinal nerves to ‘breathe’ leading to subsequent (though sometimes faster or even instantaneous for some patients) back pain relief. Outcomes and published research like this are the forces behind our choice to use gentle, safe chiropractic treatment approaches like Cox® Technic that has research explaining its biomechanical effects on the spine. Bring your stenotic spine and/or degenerated disc to Young Chiropractic for a pain-relieving treatment plan!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ram Gudavalli, the main 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 enhance their in-office chiropractic care. Classic lumbar flexion (Williams) exercises have been the norm since the 1930s as they restrict lumbar extension while improving lumbar flexion, supported by high levels of research evidence. A common exercise series would have a patient lie on the floor, hands at the side, knees bent, then just tighten abdominal and gluteal muscles while flattening the spine against the floor. The next would be a knee-chest motion (each single knee then both knees) exercise. (2) There are additional such exercises in the series, but we’d be excited for our new Easley back pain patients to start with these simple moves on day 1 (after we examine your spine and establish a treatment plan, of course). Young Chiropractic 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!