Surgery. Physical therapy. Exercise. Braces. Spinal
injections. Chiropractic. Spinal manipulation. So many options are available
for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. (1)
But they can leave the
Auburn back pain sufferer in a difficult position to make a
decision about the best way to go about getting rid
of the pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. understands and is here to help.
Sadly, spinal surgery is a common treatment older adults
with chronic low back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. To curb this trend,
researchers are working on an algorithm for physicians to follow when
diagnosing and treating older patients with low back pain due to lumbar spinal
stenosis. This approach is focused on helping low back sufferers to find relief
with conservative treatment focused on keeping these patients functioning and enjoying a
satisfactory quality of life.(2)
Chiropractic fits this proposed system. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
aims to keep Auburn chiropractic patients with back pain
and lumbar spinal stenosis functional, keep them mobile, keep them enjoying
life with as little interruption by back pain as possible. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
offers Cox Technic. It’s Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.’s use of Cox Technic is a gentle,
conservative approach to relieving back pain and related leg pain due to lumbar
spinal stenosis. Chiropractic Cox Technic is research-documented to safely
increase the spinal canal area by up to 28% in a doctor directed and controlled
As a side note, a Cochrane review concluded that
non-surgical interventions studied had no side effects while surgical interventions
produced 10% to 24% side-effects. (1)
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers just that conservative treatment may be worth a
try before a surgical intervention for lumbar spinal stenosis.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows that Auburn low back pain
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis want to know how they’ll respond to conservative,
non-surgical care like chiropractic spinal manipulation. That’s quite
understandable! Researchers are getting pretty good at identifying some factors
that may well answer that question. However, not all outcome predicting measures
are consistent. That fact alone will keep researchers
working for a long time! But factors like age, a patient’s beginning-of-care
rating of pain, body mass index and leg pain description are pretty reliable. (3,4)
Count on your Auburn chiropractor to ask all types of
questions during the clinical examination!
How many questions might your Auburn
chiropractor need to diagnose lumbar spine stenosis? Just 6! Research shows
that back pain specialists can be 80% certain of the diagnosis after hearing
the answer to just 6 questions. What types of questions are these 6? Simple
ones like “do you get leg or buttock pain when you walk?” or “do you feel
better when you flex forward?” or “does your back pain go away when you use a
shopping cart or ride a bike?” do the trick. (5) Do you see a theme here? Spinal
stenosis patients often find relief by flexing forward. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers
Auburn chiropractic spinal care that carefully incorporates flexion
to give relief. Fellow Auburn chiropractic patients with lumbar
spinal stenosis answer these questions similarly and are thankful for the
relief after treatment!
Make time now to contact Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to arrange your
Auburn chiropractic appointment for conservative management and
relief of your back pain. You’ll be glad you did!