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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

That is  a superb question! Spine surgeons are not positive what is best for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is earning a higher regard in the medical research! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville delivers non-surgical care that alleviates pain for St. Francisville spinal stenosis sufferers. St. Francisville patients with spinal stenosis know come to Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville will find our care gentle and comfortable and appreciate the research and practices that make up its administration.
 
So what exactly is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is what happens when the spinal canal area is narrowed. For a good number of us lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age when degeneration of the spine takes place. This may have to do with how the spinal elements first developed at birth. (Some people are born with narrow spinal canals.) It may be due to a disc herniation that is inserting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is intended for for the spinal nerves. Whatever the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
 
When surgeons identify spinal stenosis in a patient they often offer surgical choices to open that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which one may pick. Decompressive surgery is one such example. 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)
 
When your chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville sees spinal stenosis they will treat it with chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is the place for St. Francisville conservative care of back pain. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville, the St. Francisville chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville chiropractic care at St. Francisville may well be the answer to the question of “what to do with spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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