Chiropractic alleviates 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 compensate us with conditions like spinal
stenosis. There is no problem, though! Chiropractic care is a solution
for many spinal stenosis pain patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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. Anything that narrows
the spinal canal area resulting in
reduced space for the spinal nerves and other elements may bring
about spinal stenosis and pain. Surgeons and medical device companies
offer surgical means to reduce spinal stenosis and open the
spinal canal space12. Conservative care back pain specialists like
chiropractors and your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offer
non-surgical means - like West Des Moines 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 open the spinal canal
Surgical vs Non-Surgical Care
A comparison of surgical and conservative treatments of
spinal stenosis shows that conservative care leads
in outcomes. 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 experienced 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 decisive proof to
endorse surgical or non-surgical care to lumbar spinal stenosis
sufferers. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa suggests that a trial of 30
days looking for 50% improvement for most West Des Moines back
pain patients with research-documented chiropractic care following the
protocols of the Cox Technic System of Care. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 improved
odds of 6 to 7 times greater to have 50% improvement
at their 6 months’ disability follow up. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa seeks
West Des Moines pain relief as early as possible, and the treatment plan is established with this in mind. With some patients,
a small number of patients, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa may consult a West Des Moines spinal stenosis patient daily
in the beginning. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa takes good care of
our West Des Moines lumbar spinal stenosis patients!
And finally Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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’s well defined in the algorithms of decision making that lead
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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers experience in relieving West Des Moines back
pain because of spinal stenosis.