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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

What an excellent question! Spine surgeons aren’t positive about the best route for spinal stenosis, after all conservative care is earning more consideration in the medical research! Spinal Care Clinic offers non-surgical care that is quite relieving to Burlington and Hamilton spinal stenosis sufferers. Our patients at Burlington and Hamilton suffering from spinal stenosis come to Spinal Care Clinic will find our care gentle and comfortable and commend the research and practices behind 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 number of us when erosion of the spine takes place. One reason this happens may be due to how the spinal elements originally developed. (In some cases 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 supposed to be for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
When surgeons discover spinal stenosis in a patient they often give surgical choices to widen that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which a patient may choose. Decompressive surgery is one such avenue.. 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) Spinal fusion can also be a tool 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)
Spinal Care Clinic's chiropractor diagnoses spinal stenosis and will give chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Spinal Care Clinic is the locale for Burlington and Hamilton conservative care of back pain. Spinal Care 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)
For relief of pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis, schedule an appointment with Spinal Care Clinic, the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Spinal Care Clinic chiropractic care at Burlington and Hamilton may well be the answer to the question of “what can I do about my spinal stenosis?” for you!
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