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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Wonderful question! Spine surgeons aren’t sure how best to treat spinal stenosis, still conservative care is receiving more consideration in the medical research! Malverne Health & Wellness performs non-surgical care that alleviates pain for Malverne spinal stenosis sufferers. Our patients at Malverne who have spinal stenosis come to Malverne Health & Wellness will find our care gentle and comfortable and praise the research and protocols that make up its administration.
 
First of all, what is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is the result of narrowing in the spinal canal area. For many of us lumbar spinal stenosis occurs with age when deterioration of the spine emerges. One reason this happens may be due to how the spinal elements were constructed from the beginning. (Some 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. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
 
Surgeons discover spinal stenosis and provide surgical choices to open that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which you may take. Decompressive surgery is one such type. 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 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)
 
Malverne Health & Wellness's chiropractor sees spinal stenosis and will treat it with chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Malverne Health & Wellness is the locale for Malverne conservative care of back pain. Malverne Health & Wellness 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, contact Malverne Health & Wellness, the Malverne chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Malverne Health & Wellness chiropractic care at Malverne may definitely be the answer to the question of “what to do with spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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