Chiropractic alleviates conditions like
spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is all around us today. Why?
An aging population. We are all aging, and when we get to a
certain age, our bodies reward us with conditions like spinal
stenosis. There’s no problem, though! Chiropractic care is a solution
for many spinal stenosis pain patients. Dr. Gary Stefanick offers gentle,
evidence-based chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help control and
relieve back pain due to spinal stenosis.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar spinal stenosis may be the result of
a variety of issues like a disc herniation, disc bulge or
contained disc, synovial cyst. Anything that narrows
the spinal canal area resulting in
reduced space for the spinal nerves and other elements may cause spinal stenosis and pain. Surgeons and medical device companies
look for surgical means to reduce spinal stenosis and open the
spinal canal area. Conservative care back pain specialists like
chiropractors and your New York chiropractor at Dr. Gary Stefanick seek
non-surgical means - like New York spinal manipulation and
mobilization which are reported to positively affect the water flow
and diffusion into the disc, keeping it healthy (1) - to do the same thing:
reduce spinal stenosis and widen the spinal canal
Surgical vs Non-Surgical Care
A comparison of surgical and conservative treatments of
spinal stenosis shows that conservative care is more positive. At 6 months post-care – surgical or
non-surgical – no significant differences are reported in
the spinal stenosis patients. At 12 and 24 months post-care, the surgical
spinal stenosis patients had higher disability scores. Surgical
spinal stenosis patients underwent higher
complication rates than the conservative care spinal stenosis patients. Based
on their reviews of the published data, the researchers still do not
feel that there is definitive evidence to
endorse surgical or non-surgical care to lumbar spinal stenosis
sufferers. (2) Dr. Gary Stefanick submits that a trial of 30
days seeking 50% improvement for most New York back
pain patients with research-documented chiropractic care following the
protocols of the Cox Technic System of Care. Dr. Gary Stefanick is a reasonable
place to start!
Early Improvement Under Care
Those spinal stenosis patients who display 33% to
50% improvement in pain at 2 weeks of care have better
odds of 6 to 7 times greater to exhibit 50% improvement
at their 6 months’ disability follow up. (3) Dr. Gary Stefanick seeks
New York pain relief as early as possible, and the treatment plan is established with this in mind. In some cases,
a small number of patients, Dr. Gary Stefanick may visit
with a New York spinal stenosis patient daily
in the beginning. Dr. Gary Stefanick takes good care of
our New York lumbar spinal stenosis patients!
And finally Dr. Gary Stefanick relies on its experienced
clinical judgment and evidence of a patient’s not improving as expected to
order more imaging or schedule a surgical consultation if needed. (4) It’s fully
outlined in the algorithms of decision making that guide
our Cox Technic system of spine pain management and lumbar spinal stenosis.
Make an Appointment
Listen in to a PODCAST about a patient with spinal stenosis helped with Cox Technic.
Schedule your New York chiropractic appointment
today. Dr. Gary Stefanick offers experience in relieving New York back
pain due to spinal stenosis.