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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Good question! Spine surgeons aren’t certain the best treatment plan for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is gathering more consideration in the medical research! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR provides non-surgical care that is quite relieving to Colorado Springs spinal stenosis sufferers. Colorado Springs patients dealing with spinal stenosis know come to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will find our care gentle and comfortable and praise the research and protocols that make up its administration.
 
So what exactly is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is the result of narrowing in the spinal canal area. For a good number of us lumbar spinal stenosis happens with age when degeneration of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements first developed 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. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing is painful.
 
When surgeons observe spinal stenosis in a patient they often offer surgical opportunities to broaden that narrowed space. There are many procedures from which you may choose. Decompressive surgery is one such choice.. 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 stenosis can also be combatted with 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)
 
Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR observes spinal stenosis and provides chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is the locale for Colorado Springs conservative care of back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, the Colorado Springs chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR chiropractic care at Colorado Springs most certainly is the answer to the question of “how to alleviate my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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