What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

What an excellent question! Spine surgeons aren’t certain how best to treat spinal stenosis, but conservative care is gathering more consideration in the medical research! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center delivers non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Pensacola spinal stenosis sufferers. Pensacola patients with spinal stenosis know come to Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will find our care gentle and comfortable and commend the research and guidelines that make up its administration.
 
So what exactly 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 deterioration of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements initially formed at birth. (In some cases people are born with narrow spinal canals.) It may be due to a disc herniation that is pushing itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is designed for the spinal nerves. Whatever the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing is painful.
 
When surgeons see spinal stenosis in a patient they often give surgical opportunities to englarge that narrowed space. There are many directions from which one may take. One choice is decompressive surgery. It is a financially friendly choice 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)
 
Chiropractors like yours at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recognize spinal stenosis and give chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is the place for Pensacola conservative care of back pain. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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, call Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center, the Pensacola chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center chiropractic care at Pensacola most certainly is the answer to the question of “what can I do about my spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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