What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Good question! Spine surgeons are not sure what is best for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is earning a higher regard in the medical research! Apple Country Chiropractic provides non-surgical care that is quite soothing to Williamson spinal stenosis sufferers. Chiropractic patients in Williamson withspinal stenosis know come to Apple Country Chiropractic will find our care gentle and comfortable and applaud the research and procedures that make up its administration.
 
Before going further lets delve into what is spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. Lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age for many of us when degeneration of the spine begins to appear. One reason this happens may be due to how the spinal elements originally developed. (In some cases 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 supposed to be for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing is painful.
 
Often when a surgeon identifies that a patient has spinal stenosis they will offer surgical choices to open that narrowed space. There are many procedures from which you may pick. Decompressive surgery is one such case. It is cost-effective for lumbar spinal stenosis, but surgical and conservative treatment approaches result in comparable quality of life at one year follow up. (1) Spinal fusion is another such selection to pick from. 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)
 
Chiropractors like yours at Apple Country Chiropractic recognize spinal stenosis and treat it with chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Apple Country Chiropractic is the place for Williamson conservative care of back pain. Apple Country 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)
 
If you suffer from pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis, schedule an appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic, the Williamson chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Apple Country Chiropractic chiropractic care at Williamson is the answer to the question of “what to do with spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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