May 2024 Healthy News from Young Chiropractic Exercise and Relieving Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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OUR ‘THING’ – Relieving Care for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Back Pain

A degenerative spinal condition, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) impacting many older adults. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a big problem for a lot of people – 103 million globally – and 11% of older US adults which grows with age. (1) LSS waxes and wanes and may get worse over time.  Standing and walking may aggravate it while sitting and bending forward usually make it better. (3) Typical medical recommendations are to adapt activity, analgesia, physical therapy, and even epidural steroid injections whose long-term benefits are questionable. (2) Non-medical recommendations are reported as effective, especially a mixed approach of manual therapy and exercise for older patients experiencing lumbar spinal stenosis and associated neurogenic claudication that was pronounced as effective while epidural steroids weren’t. (3) A new study emphasized the desire of chiropractors to collaborate with healthcare professionals to enhance integrated, coordinated patient centered healthcare for older adults, the number of whom is growing rapidly. (4) We chiropractors offer multiple non-drug, non-surgical approaches via individualized treatment plans – spinal manipulation and mobilization (with Cox® Technic), nutrition, exercise, bracing, etc. - to relieve spine-related pain like back pain due to LSS. Spine pain relief is our ‘thing’!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about the use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment protocols to positively handle lumbar spinal stenosis.  

Easley exercise for lumbar spinal stenosis

TIP OF THE MONTH: Do Your ‘Thing’: Exercise for LSS

Of three non-surgical interventions for lumbar spinal stenosis – medical care, group exercise, and manual therapy/individualized exercise – manual therapy/individualized exercise provided greater short-term symptom and physical function improvement as well as better walking capacity. (5) That is our approach! We utilize the gentle Cox® Technic manual therapy with exercise. A recent analysis of exercise for lumbar spinal stenosis and related neurogenic claudication revealed that most exercise recommendations featured supervised, lumbar flexion, and aerobic fitness exercises (like cycling in a flexed posture) while stretches, strengthening exercises, and psychologically informed means were part of the most effective treatment plans. (6) If lumbar spinal stenosis is your ‘thing,’ exercise will most likely be your ‘thing,’ too! We determine together which ones are best for you.

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Young Chiropractic is honored to be your Easley chiropractor and values your sharing your chiropractic experience with family and friends, particularly those who have lumbar spinal stenosis! We look forward to your you soon!

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