Assessment & Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Using Electro-acupuncture
Length: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes
Record date: December 14th, 2019
Approved for 2.5 NCCAOM PDAs
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Outline of what will be covered:
A. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the lumbar spine
-intervertebral foramen & spinal nerves/vasculature
B. Pathogenesis of Lumbar Stenosis
-process of pathology/arthritis
C. Neurogenic Claudication vs Vascular Claudication
-process of pathology
D. Assessment & Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
-visual inspection, physical assessment, radiology
-medium to high frequency electroacupuncture based on research
-manual soft tissue techniques
-Multifidii release: A modification on a technique Anthony learned some time ago, and he modified based on his clinical experience. This technique helps treat ongoing low back pain and stenosis and differentiates pain from disc vs non-disc when the SLR is below 20 degrees. By releasing the multifidus muscles more space is created within the spinal column because it is attached to the ligamentum flavum. This is a new addition to the soft tissue courses in 2020, and will be taught in the NYC and Chicago seminars.
Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College and has been practicing acupuncture for 15 years. Upon graduation, he founded Hamilton Back Clinic and since then has become a private consultant to athletes in the NFL, CFL, and NHL. Over the past 15 years Anthony has given over 100,000 acupuncture treatments. In addition to practicing, Dr. Lombardi was an instructor in the Comptemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University from 2004 to 2013, and he developed his Exstore system, which he currently teaches to doctors and practitioners the world over. He regularly writes and contributes articles on motor points in the Canadian Chiropractic and Chiropractic Economics magazines.
Dr. Lombardi teaches many seminars through Chinese Medicine That Works, and has a library of webinars on CMTW’s Acuvids.com.