CLINICAL STUDIES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SPINAL DECOMPRESSIONSeptember 16, 2011
A prospective randomized controlled study of non surgical spinal decompression therapy for the treatment of chronic low back painDecember 16, 2011
Abstract: Introduction: The purpose of this study is to report the findings resulting from chiropractic care using flexion distraction spinal manipulation for a patient with low back and radicular pain due to spinal stenosis caused by a synovial cyst.Case Report: A 75-year-old man presented with low back pain radiating to the right anterior thigh and down the left posterior leg of 3 years’ duration. Physical and imaging examinations showed a synovial cyst–induced spinal stenosis at the right L3-L4 level and bilateral L4-L5 spinal stenosis.Intervention and Outcomes: Flexion distraction spinal manipulation and physiological therapeutics were applied at the levels of stenosis. After 4 visits, the patient noted total absence of the right and left lower extremity pain and no adverse reaction to treatment. After 3 months of treatment and 16 visits, his low back and buttock pain were minimal; and he had no leg pain.Conclusion: Lumbar synovial cyst and stenosis–generated low back and radicular pain was 80% relieved in a 75-year-old man following Cox flexion distraction spinal manipulation.