Chiropractic relieves conditions like
spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is everywhere today. Why?
An aging population. We are all aging, and when we achieve 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. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 be the result of
a variety of issues like a disc herniation, disc bulge or
contained disc, synovial cyst. Any issue that narrows
the spinal canal area that allows
less space for the spinal nerves and other elements may cause spinal stenosis and pain. Surgeons and medical device companies
look for surgical means to reduce spinal stenosis and open the
spinal canal space12. Conservative care back pain specialists like
chiropractors and your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offer
non-surgical means - like Sitka spinal manipulation and
mobilization which are reported to keep the
disc healthy by improved water flow and diffusion (1) - to do the same thing:
diminish spinal stenosis and widen the spinal canal
Surgical vs Non-Surgical Care
A comparison of surgical and conservative treatments of
spinal stenosis explains that conservative care is better. At 6 months post-care – surgical or
non-surgical – no significant differences are noted in
the spinal stenosis patients. At 12 and 24 months post-care, the surgical
spinal stenosis patients report higher disability scores. Surgical
spinal stenosis patients suffered higher
complication rates than the conservative care spinal stenosis patients. Based
on their reviews of the published data, the researchers still don’t
feel that there is definitive evidence to
recommend surgical or non-surgical care to lumbar spinal stenosis
sufferers. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers that a trial of 30
days looking for 50% improvement for most Sitka back
pain patients with research-documented chiropractic care following the
protocols of the Cox Technic System of Care. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is a reasonable
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 increased
odds of 6 to 7 times higher to exhibit 50% improvement
at their 6 months’ disability follow up. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka looks for
Sitka pain relief as early as possible, and the treatment plan is established with this in mind. With some patients,
a small percent of patients, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka may visit
with a Sitka spinal stenosis patient on a daily basis
in the beginning. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka takes good care of
our Sitka lumbar spinal stenosis patients!
And finally Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 well defined in the algorithms of decision making that guide
our Cox Technic system of spine pain management and lumbar spinal stenosis.
Make an Appointment
Listen in to a PODCAST about a patient with spinal stenosis helped with Cox Technic.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment
today. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers experience in relieving Sitka back
pain due to spinal stenosis.