More on spinal stenosis

Dr Leisa

I’m excited to announce that on August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, a national clinical data collection study on lumber spinal stenosis has started. I was invited to participate as almost all my patients have spinal stenosis, and I have great results with my protocols. The study will be conducted by Dr. James Cox, DC, DACBR, FICC, Hon. D. Litt, FACO(H) of Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression to further research the efficacy of the Cox treatment for spinal stenosis. Patients will be examined at visit one and asked to complete surveys of their pain and treatment response throughout their treatment plan.

Although the treatments will be rendered at my office, the questionnaire process will be simple and can be done on the patient’s own time, even at home. Anyone who has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis may qualify, and if a diagnosis has not been made, diagnostic imaging will be ordered by my office to determine whether spinal stenosis is present.

Spinal stenosis concerns patients due to the pain and disability it brings. Cox Technic Distraction Decompression treats this condition without surgery, and the success of this care needs research documentation. The goal of this study is to determine how many days and treatments deliver maximal improvement and what those improvements are for these patients as well as note the ancillary therapies used in addition to chiropractic treatment in the form of this technique.

Why Does the Body Cause Spinal Stenosis?

Bone spurs, or overgrowth of bone, herniated discs, thickening of ligaments, tumors, and spinal injuries can cause the spinal canal to become smaller. With conservative care, spurs, discs, ligaments, and some spinal injuries can be managed. Tumors are left to the specialist who removes those surgically or otherwise. Incontinence due to spinal stenosis is also cause for seeking a surgeon immediately. 

Another painful condition happens when calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystals can form within the spinal ligaments, vertebrae, and disc space, causing spinal stenosis. These inflammatory lesions can be very destructive to the joint and surrounding tissue. These can grow in different joints of the body and is referred to as pseudo gout. 

Is There Down Time? If So, How Long?

When treating spinal stenosis conservatively with specific protocols, there is usually a 2-week period when it’s important to follow all of my recommendations on doing certain activities. Normally, a re-evaluation will be done in 2 weeks after starting treatment, so we need to know exactly what you are doing outside the office in case I have to change my protocols at that point. Once re-evaluation is done, most patients are allowed to get back into the gym, and SLOWLY start adding activities back into their lives. Of course, every case is different, and in severe cases, this time frame will be longer. Natural anti-inflammatories are recommended, and non-inflammatory foods are suggested to help the body heal faster. Your healing time is affected by what you do outside of the office. It’s a team effort, as we work together to help your body heal and get your life back.

Should you or anyone you know suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis, please refer them to my office to be a part of this important study. I will offer a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify.

For any questions regarding my articles, please email me at:
Leisa-Marie Grgula, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician
Accurate Care Medical Wellness Center
18261 N Pima Rd. Suite 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
NEW NUMBER 480-584-3955
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