What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Excellent question! Spine surgeons aren’t sure how best to treat spinal stenosis, still conservative care is benefiting from a higher regard in the medical research! Moses Chiropractic delivers non-surgical care that is quite soothing to West Palm Beach spinal stenosis sufferers. The West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with spinal stenosis come to Moses Chiropractic will find our care gentle and comfortable and appreciate the research and practices backing its administration.
You may be thinking, “what is spinal stenosis?”. Spinal stenosis is what happens when the spinal canal area is narrowed. For many of us lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age when degeneration of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements were constructed from the beginning at birth. (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 meant for the spinal nerves. No matter the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing is painful.
When surgeons observe spinal stenosis in a patient they often offer surgical opportunities to widen that narrowed space. There are many paths 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)
When your chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic recognizes spinal stenosis they will give chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Moses Chiropractic is the spot for West Palm Beach conservative care of back pain. Moses 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)
If you suffer from pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis, call Moses Chiropractic, the West Palm Beach chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Moses Chiropractic chiropractic care at West Palm Beach may definitely be the answer to the question of “what to do with spinal stenosis?” for you!
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