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New York Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Relief at Dr. Gary Stefanick

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 bring about 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 area.

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.

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Listen in to a PODCAST about a patient with spinal stenosis helped with Cox Technic.

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