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Auburn Walking and Non-Drug Therapy for Back Pain and Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis and its related back pain is common and troubling for its sufferers. Dementia, neurogenic claudication, reduced walking distance, poor balance, lessened quality of life, and altered posture often attend spinal stenosis. Disc herniations, disc degeneration, and other spinal canal space invaders invite spinal stenosis. At Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., Auburn spinal stenosis patients who want to uninvite spinal stenosis have someone to help.


Research keeps presenting lumbar spinal stenosis as being linked to issues like dementia development, walking capacity, and reduced quality of life. A new study reported that lumbar spinal stenosis was an independent risk factor for acquiring dementia. Of 1220 patients, 10.8% of the lumbar spinal stenosis patients had dementia compared to just 4.4% of the control group members. (1) Older adults with lumbar spinal stenosis were described as altering their posture with a forward bend to enhance their ability and tolerance for walking. Researchers who studied this phenomenon found that this posture was more of a forward shift of the pelvis during standing and walking. They concluded that limited walking in symptomatic spinal stenosis patients was more associated with spine loading which rose 7%. (2) Whatever it is related to, decreased walking ability isn’t good. Someday it will be nice to understand more clearly the role of stenosis in relationship to decreased walking, but for now, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will keep encouraging walking for spinal stenosis patients, slow and steady and distance increased as able.


Since spinal stenosis is so common a condition in older folks, multiple guidelines and reports are issued and with good reason. Reduced ability to walk and quality of life are documented side-effects of lumbar spinal stenosis. These 2 issues remain the leading indicators for back surgery in older sufferers. Sadly, 40% of those who undergo spinal surgery for the lumbar spinal stenosis still report walking issues after surgery. (3) Recommendation 1 of a more recent guideline for dealing with lumbar spinal stenosis and associated neurogenic claudication suggested non-surgical multimodal care to include non-drug therapy with education, advice, lifestyle changes, home exercise, manual therapy, acupuncture (trial), rehab, and therapy. (4) An update to the 2013 Cochrane review of research reports regarding the outcomes of treatments for lumbar spine stenosis related neurogenic claudication that reduced walking found that manual therapy and exercise to improve walking distance together was a beneficial treatment method. Epidural steroids weren’t. (5) Conservative, non-surgical care of Auburn spinal stenosis is endorsed by spine researchers and by Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C..

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis and balance issues. Relief with Cox® Technic is described.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment now for improved walking and decreased back pain due to Auburn lumbar spinal stenosis!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. encourages walking and guideline-recommended non-drug therapy for spinal stenosis, decrease of its pain, and improvement in walking. 
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