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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic Uses the "Most Commonly Used" Cox® Technic to Relieve McHenry Spinal Stenosis Related Back Pain

Stenosis. If you are of a certain age, you probably are familiar with spinal stenosis. You experienced its hurting effects yourself or someone close to you does. Spinal stenosis gives rise to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and/or leg pain (sciatica). It is no fun! No magic pill heals it or prevents it. But chiropractic care incorporating the gentle Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation system may ease it, slowly and steadily. Once on the other side of spinal stenosis’ pain, McHenry chiropractic patients are well educated as to do what they can to decrease the odds of future episodes, prepared with exercises, diet tips, daily activities’ modification tips, and the experience that McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic can help.


One of the first ever written and peer-review published papers by Dr. Cox, developer of Cox® Technic flexion distraction, was about stenosis. (1) Lately, a comparison study of flexion distraction treatment to conservative treatment for patients with spinal stenosis showed that flexion distraction spinal manipulation was more effective for pain decrease and disability recovery. (2) Another study presented that Cox® flexion distraction manipulation resulted in pain improvement by 76% and disability by 73%. (3) Today, one of the most recent published reports indicates that there is evidence that chiropractic care is potentially useful for patients suffering with lumbar spinal stenosis. It further highlights that chiropractic treatments of spinal stenosis are most often flexion-distraction manipulation. (4) That is true at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic! McHenry spinal stenosis patients get relief with our McHenry chiropractic services.


Neurogenic claudication frequently comes with lumbar spinal stenosis, producing cramping leg pain for its McHenry sufferers. Researchers discovered that twice a week treatment including manual therapy like lumbar spine flexion distraction (generic term for Cox® Technic spinal manipulation), soft tissue and neural mobilization, chiropractic spinal manipulation, and muscle stretching along with structured home-based exercises, and instruction of self-management strategies lead to improved outcomes (pain, disability, walking ability, treatment satisfaction). (5) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic follows a similar chiropractic care system with our McHenry spinal stenosis patients. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic treats the whole patient, not only the pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Troy McColman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about chiropractic care of spinal stenosis using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.

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Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for spinal stenosis related pain relief. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic's back pain specialist is skilled in gentle, safe protocols of Cox® Technic to supply relief and help control future pain caused by spinal stenosis, no matter how old you are.

McHenry chiropractic care of spinal stenosis related back pain is effective using Cox® Technic flexion distraction.  
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