What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

What a good question! Spine surgeons aren’t certain about the best route for spinal stenosis, but conservative care is getting more consideration in the medical research! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology delivers non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Plymouth spinal stenosis sufferers. Our patients at Plymouth suffering from spinal stenosis come to Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology will find our care gentle and comfortable and applaud the research and procedures behind its administration.
 
You may be thinking, “what is spinal stenosis?”. Spinal stenosis is what happens when the spinal canal area is narrowed. In particular lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age for many of us when degeneration of the spine takes place. It may be due to how the spinal elements developed at first. (From time to time some people are born with narrow spinal canals.) It could also be a disc herniation that is inserting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is meant for the spinal nerves. No matter the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
 
Surgeons see spinal stenosis and provide surgical options to open that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which a patient may choose. One avenue is decompressive surgery. It is an inexpensive option 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 weapon 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)
 
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology's chiropractor observes spinal stenosis and will treat it with chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is the site for Plymouth conservative care of back pain. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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, contact Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology, the Plymouth chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology chiropractic care at Plymouth may definitely be the answer to the question of “what can I do about my spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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