A new clinical trial is underway to study the effectiveness of a 6-week specific rehab program combining education and exercises on walking capacity in those who have lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows these Southern New Hampshire spinal pain conditions quite well…and offers a relieving treatment plan of Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and mobilization with exercise!
EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS TESTED
The aim of this preposed study is to analyze whether adding an exercise program to an educational program might enhance walking capacity in those who have lumbar spinal stenosis
with neurogenic claudication. Being a randomized controlled clinical trial, 60 participants will be randomly put in either the intervention or control group. The intervention group will receive an educational program and an exercise program, while the control group will only get the educational program. The primary outcome measure is walking capacity, while the secondary outcome measures are pain intensity, disability level, and quality of life. (1)
New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows our Southern New Hampshire spinal stenosis
patients are quite concerned about these outcomes!
LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS WITH NEUROGENIC CLAUDICATION
Lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication is a spinal issue that produces narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back region, which then puts pressure on the nerves. This can lead to pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and buttocks. In really bad cases, it can also make walking quite difficult. The condition is a very common one in people over 50 years old. These are just the people in Southern New Hampshire who need to keep (or at least begin) exercising!
The particular exercises that will be employed in this trial are made to improve walking capacity by stretching and strengthening the muscles around the spine. The hope is that by doing these exercises regularly, patients will have less pain and disability and experience an improved quality of life.
THE CONTROL GROUP
The control group in this trial will only receive an educational program about their condition and how to control it. While education is important, it is not usually enough on its own to deliver significant relief from symptoms. That is why adding exercise is so important. It involves the back pain sufferer in his or her relief! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for lumbar spinal stenosis.
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
If you are suffering from back pain as a result of lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication, there is hope! In-office treatment with Cox Technic blended with at-home exercise and nutrition at New Hampshire Spine and Sport is it. When you are ready to see how this combination may help you, make your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit soon!