What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Great question! Spine surgeons aren’t sure the best treatment plan for spinal stenosis, but conservative care is earning more and more attention in the medical research! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers non-surgical care that is quite relieving to Fort Wayne spinal stenosis sufferers. Fort Wayne patients suffering from spinal stenosis know come to Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will find our care gentle and comfortable and appreciate the research and procedures behind its administration.
 
You may be thinking, “what is spinal stenosis?”. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. For a good number of us lumbar spinal stenosis happens with age when degeneration of the spine takes place. This may have to do with how the spinal elements first developed at birth. (From time to time 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 supposed to be for the spinal nerves. Whatever the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
 
When surgeons see spinal stenosis in a patient they often give surgical choices to widen that narrowed space. There are many directions from which a patient may pick. One avenue is decompressive surgery. 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) Also a patient may consider spinal fusion. 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)
 
When your chiropractor at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic recognizes spinal stenosis they will give chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is the locale for Fort Wayne conservative care of back pain. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, the Fort Wayne chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic chiropractic care at Fort Wayne may well be the answer to the question of “how can I manage my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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