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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

That is  a great question! Spine surgeons aren’t certain about the best route for spinal stenosis, still conservative care is getting favorable examination in the medical research! Soft Health and Healing Clinic delivers non-surgical care that alleviates pain for Brooks spinal stenosis sufferers. Our patients at Brooks who have spinal stenosis come to Soft Health and Healing Clinic will find our care gentle and comfortable and esteem the research and guidelines that are the pillars of its administration.
What is spinal stenosis first of all? Spinal stenosis is what happens when the spinal canal area is narrowed. For a good number of us lumbar spinal stenosis occurs with age when erosion of the spine takes place. This may have to do with how the spinal elements originally developed at birth. (Some people are born with narrow spinal canals.) Likewise spinal stenosis can be the result of a disc herniation that is injecting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is designed for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing causes pain.
When surgeons identify spinal stenosis in a patient they often provide surgical options to broaden that narrowed space. There are many directions from which a patient may pick. Decompressive surgery is one such case. It is a financially friendly choice for lumbar spinal stenosis, but surgical and conservative treatment approaches result in comparable quality of life at one year follow up. (1) Spinal fusion can also be instrumental against spinal stenosis. 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)
When your chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic observes spinal stenosis they will give chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is the place for Brooks conservative care of back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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, call Soft Health and Healing Clinic, the Brooks chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic chiropractic care at Brooks most certainly is the answer to the question of “how to alleviate my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
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