Lumbar Spine Stenosis

Definition

narrowing of the lumbar spinal canal space

 
Graphic Animation of Stenosis
 
Description
 
 
 Lumbar Spine Spinal Stenosis Condition Description
 

Examination

A thorough, clinical examination that may include imaging is important to your pain-free recovery of stenosis.

Lumbar Spine Exam Description

Treatment

In office, Coon Rapids Chiropractic Office uses Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to widen the canal space, drop the intradiscal pressure and increase the disc height to relieve pain.

You will welcome the Cox Technic manipulation that gently "pulls you apart," as many patients describe the treatment or say they need. Depending on the severity of your pain and symptoms, gentler Protocol I may be applied until 50% relief of pain or more restoring Protocol II may be applied to guide your recovery.

 
Graphic Animation of Cox Technic - Lumbar Spine 
The disc is pressing on the nerve. Note that as the disc herniation reduces, the pinched nerve is relieved.
 This is an animation of the goal of Cox Technic Flexion-Distraction and Decompression: reduced irritation of spinal elements enough to relieve pain and help you regain your quality of life. The amount of decrease in size of the herniated disc necessary for pain relief varies from 0% to 100% for each individual patient.

 
 
 Cox Technic Protocol I - for pain that extends below the knee
 
 
 Cox Technic Protocol II - for pain that is in the low back and stays above the knee
 
In office adjunctive care may hasten your recovery.
 
At Home Care

At home you may want to avoid sitting for long periods of time, wear a support brace if recommended, take nutritional supplements that help rebuild disc cartilage, do exercises that strengthen your spine, sleep on a supportive mattress, sit in an ergonomically designed chair, and modify your daily activities as needed.

Clinical Case Reports

Contact Coon Rapids Chiropractic Office for gentle treatment of your lumbar spinal stenosis. 

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