What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Great question! Spine surgeons are not certain about the best route for spinal stenosis, but conservative care is getting favorable examination in the medical research! Lakeshore Chiropractic provides non-surgical care that is quite relieving to Two Rivers spinal stenosis sufferers. Chiropractic patients in Two Rivers suffering fromspinal stenosis know come to Lakeshore Chiropractic will find our care gentle and comfortable and esteem the research and practices that are the pillars of its administration.
 
First of all, what is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is what happens when the spinal canal area is narrowed. For many of us lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age when erosion of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements first developed at birth. (Sometimes people are born with narrow spinal canals.) Spinal stenosis could also be caused by a disc herniation that is implanting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is meant for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
 
Often when a surgeon discovers that a patient has spinal stenosis they will offer surgical options to enlarge that narrowed space. There are many procedures from which you may choose. Decompressive surgery is one such case. 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 keep in mind 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)
 
Lakeshore Chiropractic's chiropractor sees spinal stenosis and will offer chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Lakeshore Chiropractic is the site for Two Rivers conservative care of back pain. Lakeshore Chiropractic 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 Lakeshore Chiropractic, the Two Rivers chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Lakeshore Chiropractic chiropractic care at Two Rivers may well be the answer to the question of “what can I do about my spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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