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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

What a great question! Spine surgeons aren’t positive what is best for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is earning more and more attention in the medical research! Hollstrom & Associates Inc gives non-surgical care that is quite relieving to Largo spinal stenosis sufferers. Our patients at Largo dealing with spinal stenosis come to Hollstrom & Associates Inc will find our care gentle and comfortable and commend the research and guidelines backing its administration.
What is spinal stenosis first of all? Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. In particular lumbar spinal stenosis happens as we age for many of us when erosion of the spine emerges. It may be due to how the spinal elements developed from square one. (In some cases people are born with narrow spinal canals.) It could also be a disc herniation that is inserting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is intended for for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing causes pain.
When surgeons identify spinal stenosis in a patient they often provide surgical options to widen that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which one may choose. Decompressive surgery is one such kind. 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 can also be instrumental against spinal stenosis. 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)
Hollstrom & Associates Inc's chiropractor recognizes spinal stenosis and will treat it with chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is the location for Largo conservative care of back pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc, the Largo chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc chiropractic care at Largo is the answer to the question of “how can I manage my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
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