Assessment & Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Using Electro-Acupuncture



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Assessment & Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Using Electro-Acupuncture

Record date: December 14th, 2019

Length: ~2 hours and 20 minutes

Approved for 2.5 NCCAOM PDAs, Category PE-CW

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Class outline:

A. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the lumbar spine

-vertebral joint
-zygapophyseal joints
-intervertebral foramen & spinal nerves/vasculature
-key musculature

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
-adjunctive exercises
-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.

F. Q&A

About Dr. Lombardi:

Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College and McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in Hamilton, Ontario, and has been practicing acupuncture for 19 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 also an instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University from 2004 to 2013. He developed his EXSTORE® system, which he currently teaches along with motor points and electro-acupuncture, to physicians and practitioners the world over. He regularly writes and contributes articles on motor points in the Canadian Chiropractic and Chiropractic Economics magazines.  Dr. Lombardi's library continues to grow, with some 60 webinars available covering a variety of MSK and pain conditions, as well as patient practice management topics. He holds live seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada.


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