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

image Manahawkin back pain with lumbar spinal stenosis 

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

A degenerative spinal condition, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) concerning many older adults. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a bothersome problem for quite a few people – 103 million worldwide – and 11% of older US adults which increases with age. (1) LSS comes and goes and may deteriorate over time.  Standing and walking may exacerbate it while sitting and bending forward usually make it better. (3) Typical medical suggestions are to adapt activity, analgesia, physical therapy, and even epidural steroid injections whose long-term benefits are questionable. (2) Non-medical suggestions are stated as effective, particularly a mixed approach of manual therapy and exercise for older patients with 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 quickly. (4) We chiropractors offer multiple non-drug, non-surgical methods via individualized treatment plans – spinal manipulation and mobilization (with Cox® Technic), nutrition, exercise, bracing, etc. - to alleviate 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 manage lumbar spinal stenosis.  

Manahawkin 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 produced greater short-term symptom and physical function improvement as well as improved walking capacity. (5) That is our approach! We use the gentle Cox® Technic manual therapy with exercise. A recent analysis of exercise for lumbar spinal stenosis and related neurogenic claudication found that most exercise recommendations included supervised, lumbar flexion, and aerobic fitness exercises (like cycling in a flexed posture) while stretches, strengthening exercises, and psychologically informed approaches were part of the most effective approaches. (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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