What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

What a great question! Spine surgeons are not sure how best to treat spinal stenosis, but conservative care is earning favorable examination in the medical research! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers non-surgical care that is quite relieving to Paramus spinal stenosis sufferers. Paramus patients with spinal stenosis know come to Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will find our care gentle and comfortable and praise the research and procedures that make up its administration.
What is spinal stenosis first of all? Spinal stenosis is the result of narrowing in the spinal canal area. Lumbar spinal stenosis occurs with age for a good deal of us when degeneration of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements first developed at birth. (From time to time some people are born with narrow spinal canals.) Likewise spinal stenosis can be the effect of a disc herniation that is injecting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is meant for the spinal nerves. No matter the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing is painful.
Surgeons discover spinal stenosis and offer surgical choices to open that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which one may choose. One avenue is decompressive surgery. It is an affordable treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, but surgical and conservative treatment approaches result in comparable quality of life at one year follow up. (1) Also a patient may consider spinal fusion. A Cochrane Database Review, a big deal in the world of research, reports that there is no significant difference at 6 months and 12 months post spine surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Cochrane pulled from 12,966 citations to conclude further that they have very little confidence to determine whether surgical or conservative care is better for lumbar spinal stenosis. They, therefore, offer no new clinical practice recommendations for doctors to follow. They do emphasize though that side-effects from surgery range from 10% to 24% and side effects from conservative care, 0%. There were no side effects from conservative care for lumbar spine stenosis in their review. Further, they report that there were no clear benefits seen with surgery versus no surgery. They warn clinicians to carefully inform patients about possible treatment options “especially given that conservative treatment options have results in no reported side effects.” (2)
Your Paramus chiropractor at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center observes spinal stenosis and offers chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is the place for Paramus conservative care of back pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center uses the Cox Technic system of spinal manipulation to open the spinal canal area by 28%, allowing the nerves to breathe, and drop intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHg. (3,4)
When lumbar spinal stenosis is causing you pain, contact Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, the Paramus chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center chiropractic care at Paramus is the answer to the question of “how can I manage my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
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