Chiropractic alleviates conditions like
spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is all around us 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’s no problem, though! Chiropractic care is a solution
for many spinal stenosis pain patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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
any of a number of issues like a disc herniation, disc bulge or
contained disc, synovial cyst. Anything that narrows
the spinal canal area resulting in
less 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 Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre pursue
non-surgical means - like Vancouver 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 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 presented 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 underwent higher
complication rates than the conservative care spinal stenosis patients. Based
on their reviews of the published data, the researchers still do not
feel that there is conclusive evidence to
endorse surgical or non-surgical care to lumbar spinal stenosis
sufferers. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre suggests that a trial of 30
days looking for 50% improvement for most Vancouver back
pain patients with research-documented chiropractic care following the
protocols of the Cox Technic System of Care. Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 better
odds of 6 to 7 times higher to exhibit 50% improvement
at their 6 months’ disability follow up. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre looks for
Vancouver pain relief as early as possible, and the treatment plan is established with this in mind. In some cases,
a small number of patients, Vancouver Spine Care Centre may see a Vancouver spinal stenosis patient daily
in the beginning. Vancouver Spine Care Centre takes good care of
our Vancouver lumbar spinal stenosis patients!
And lastly Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 if 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment
today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers experience in relieving Vancouver back
pain because of spinal stenosis.
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