What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

That is  a superb question! Spine surgeons are not positive about the best route for spinal stenosis, after all conservative care is gathering more and more attention in the medical research! Satterwhite Chiropractic performs non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Oxford spinal stenosis sufferers. Oxford patients with spinal stenosis know come to Satterwhite Chiropractic will find our care gentle and comfortable and appreciate the research and practices backing its administration.
First of all, what is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is what happens when the spinal canal area is narrowed. For a good number of us lumbar spinal stenosis occurs with age when erosion of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements at first developed at birth. (In some cases 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 supposed to be for the spinal nerves. Whatever the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing causes pain.
Surgeons identify spinal stenosis and provide surgical options to broaden that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which one may choose. Decompressive surgery is one such kind. 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)
Your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic sees spinal stenosis and provides chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Satterwhite Chiropractic is the locale for Oxford conservative care of back pain. Satterwhite 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)
When lumbar spinal stenosis is causing you pain, schedule an appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic, the Oxford chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic chiropractic care at Oxford may definitely be the answer to the question of “what can I do about my spinal stenosis?” for you!
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