September 15, 2015

Spinal stenosis. If that isn’t a recognizable phrase to you, it likely is to a friend or family member. It’s the most prevalent reason for spinal surgery in older adults (1) (and origination of angst among some younger folks, too!). Spinal stenosis results from all kinds of variety of issues, but the bottomline is that the spinal canal space is narrowed which leaves little room for the spinal nerves and back pain results. New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers a gentle, effective, non-surgical approach to relief for Southern New Hampshire back pain patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
 

The Southern New Hampshire non-surgical approach New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers is called Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation. It’s a highly researched and effective approach to back pain and neck pain relief. A most recent article states that patients who have lumbar spinal stenosis report more significant pain reduction and disability when treated with flexion distraction compared with conservative physical therapy. It goes on to say that “flexion distraction appears to be an effective intervention for pain and disability among patients with lumbar spinal stenosis”. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport recalls an earlier study reporting similar outcomes for lumbar spinal stenosis patients: Long-term follow up results with flexion distraction showed 75.6% patient-reported  improvement in pain and 73.2% improvement in disability. (3) Further, these flexion distraction outcomes are impressive when compared with reported surgical versus non-surgical outcomes like those of the Maine Lumbar Spine Study: 53% of surgical patients reported relief of low back pain due to spinal stenosis while 50% of non-surgical patients reported the same. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is poised to offer higher outcomes with its Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan involving flexion distraction.

Granted, some research studies point to surgery as being effective for severe cases of spinal stenosis, but often the patients with mild to moderate spinal stenosis don’t need surgery. They need and oftentimes want a non-surgical treatment to manage the symptoms and the pain. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport approaches back pain that way: there is often not a cure for back pain, but there is control. There is hope. If you miss walking around the block with a friend or your dog, let’s get you in good enough shape to do that again. New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows that our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients want relief enough to enjoy their lives as fully as possible.

Now we encourage all of our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients with lumbar spinal stenosis to come to scheduled visits for optimal clinical relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows that most patients only make 75% of their appointments(5) Just imagine the boost in outcomes if patients made closer to 100% of their Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visits to New Hampshire Spine and Sport!

So contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport today. Make your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment for relief and management of your lumbar spinal stenosis, and get back to enjoying your active life!