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May 2024 Healthy News from Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Exercise and Relieving Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a degenerative spinal condition concerning many older adults. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a big problem for quite a few 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 worsen it while sitting and bending forward usually improve it. (3) Typical medical suggestions are to adapt activity, analgesia, physical therapy, and even epidural steroid injections whose long-term benefits are being questioned. (2) Non-medical suggestions are stated as effective, especially a mixed approach of manual therapy and exercise for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication that was described as effective while epidural steroids were not. (3) A recent report emphasized the desire of chiropractors to collaborate with healthcare professionals to improve integrated, coordinated patient centered healthcare for older adults, the number of whom is growing rapidly. (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 ease spine-related pain like back pain due to LSS. Relieving spine pain 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 successfully handle lumbar spinal stenosis.  

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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 use the gentle Cox® Technic manual therapy with exercise. A recent analysis of exercise for lumbar spinal stenosis and associated 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 means were part of the most effective approaches. (6) If lumbar spinal stenosis is your ‘thing,’ exercise will most likely be your ‘thing,’ too! We figure out the best ones for you, together.

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Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is honored to be your Baton Rouge chiropractor and appreciates your sharing your chiropractic experience with family and friends, particularly those who have lumbar spinal stenosis! See you soon!

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