CHIROPRACTIC COX® TECHNIC CREATES VERTEBRAL MOTION & INCREASED SPINAL CANAL SPACE
Do you have back pain? Spinal stenosis? Degenerative disc disease? Do you know what they have in common (besides pain)? Decreased spinal canal area. With disc degeneration, the disc shrinks, resulting in decreased spinal canal area. With spinal stenosis, a(n) disc bulge, herniated disc, osteophyte, discal cyst, synovial cyst, spinal cyst diminishes the the area of the spinal cancal. A newly published paper explained how chiropractic flexion distraction treatment, specifically Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and mobilization, enlarged the spinal canal area and produced vertebral motions. The new study just published in January 2023 stated that chiropractic flexion distraction improved spinal area, height, and width due to increased nerve foraminal area. (1)
Such spinal modifications made more space for affected spinal elements like spinal nerves to move leading to subsequent (though occasionally faster or even instantaneous for some patients) back pain relief. Outcomes and published research like this are the forces behind our choice to use gentle, safe chiropractic treatment approaches like Cox® Technic that has research explaining its biomechanical effects on the spine. Bring your stenotic spine and/or degenerated disc to New Hampshire Spine and Sport for a pain-relieving treatment plan!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ram Gudavalli, the guiding researcher in Cox® Technic research projects, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the research behind The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise to Open Lumbar Spinal Canal Area
Back pain sufferers are frequently recommended exercises to strengthen spinal, gluteal, and core muscles as a way to enhance their in-office chiropractic care. Classic lumbar flexion (Williams) exercises have been standard for a long time, going back to the 1930s as they restrict lumbar extension while improving lumbar flexion, supported by high levels of research evidence. A common exercise sequence would have a patient lie on the floor, hands at the side, knees bent, then simply tighten abdominal and gluteal muscles while pushing the spine flat against the floor. The next would be a knee-chest motion (each single knee then both knees) exercise. (2) There are additional such exercises in the series, but New Hampshire Spine and Sport be excited for our new Southern New Hampshire back pain patients to start with these easy moves on day 1 (after we examine your spine and set a treatment plan, of course). New Hampshire Spine and Sport looks forward to talking soon about you and your spinal stenotic, disc degenerative spine and any exercises that may help!
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Have a wonderful February! We look forward to seeing you and your spine this month!