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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Great question! Spine surgeons are not positive about the best route for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is receiving more and more attention in the medical research! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center delivers non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Manahawkin spinal stenosis sufferers. Chiropractic patients in Manahawkin withspinal stenosis know come to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will find our care gentle and comfortable and praise the research and guidelines behind its administration.
 
Before going further lets delve into what is spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. In particular lumbar spinal stenosis happens as we age for many of us when degeneration of the spine occurs. One reason this happens may be due to how the spinal elements first developed. (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 designed for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
 
Often when a surgeon sees that a patient has spinal stenosis they will give surgical choices to broaden that narrowed space. There are many directions from which one may take. One approach is decompressive surgery. 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 Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center observes spinal stenosis and treats it with chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is the spot for Manahawkin conservative care of back pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic 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)
 
When lumbar spinal stenosis is causing you pain, call Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, the Manahawkin chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center chiropractic care at Manahawkin may definitely be the answer to the question of “how to alleviate my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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