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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Wonderful question! Spine surgeons aren’t sure about the best route for spinal stenosis, after all conservative care is gaining a higher regard in the medical research! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Ashburn spinal stenosis sufferers. The Ashburn chiropractic patients with spinal stenosis come to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will find our care gentle and comfortable and applaud the research and practices that make up its administration.
First of all, what is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. Lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age for a good deal of us when deterioration of the spine develops. This may have to do with how the spinal elements were constructed from the beginning at birth. (Sometimes people are born with narrow spinal canals.) Likewise spinal stenosis can be the result of a disc herniation that is injecting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is designed for the spinal nerves. No matter the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
When surgeons discover spinal stenosis in a patient they often offer surgical options to broaden that narrowed space. There are many procedures from which one may choose. Decompressive surgery is one such choice.. It is an affordable treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, but surgical and conservative treatment approaches result in comparable quality of life at one year follow up. (1) Also a patient may keep in mind 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 Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn detects spinal stenosis and provides chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is the place for Ashburn conservative care of back pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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)
For relief of pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis, contact Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, the Ashburn chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn chiropractic care at Ashburn may well be the answer to the question of “what can I do about my spinal stenosis?” for you!
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