What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Excellent question! Spine surgeons are not certain about the best route for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is benefiting from a higher regard in the medical research! Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Vancouver spinal stenosis sufferers. Chiropractic patients in Vancouver suffering fromspinal stenosis know come to Vancouver Spine Care Centre will find our care gentle and comfortable and appreciate the research and protocols backing its administration.
 
First of all, what is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. In particular lumbar spinal stenosis occurs with age for many of us when deterioration of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements initially formed at birth. (In some cases people are born with narrow spinal canals.) Likewise spinal stenosis can be the repercussion of 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.
 
Surgeons discover spinal stenosis and provide surgical choices to enlarge that narrowed space. There are many procedures from which you may take. Decompressive surgery is one such avenue.. 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) Spinal fusion is another such alternative. 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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre observes spinal stenosis they will offer chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is the place for Vancouver conservative care of back pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre, the Vancouver chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre chiropractic care at Vancouver may well be the answer to the question of “how can I manage my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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