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Montreal Walking and Non-Drug Therapy for Back Pain and Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis and its related back pain is widespread and troubling for its sufferers. Dementia, neurogenic claudication, reduced walking distance, poor balance, reduced quality of life, and altered posture often accompany spinal stenosis. Disc herniations, disc degeneration, and other spinal canal space invaders invite spinal stenosis. At Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, Montreal spinal stenosis sufferers who want to uninvite spinal stenosis have a partner by their side.


Research keeps presenting lumbar spinal stenosis as being linked to conditions like dementia development, walking capacity, and lower quality of life. A recent study stated that lumbar spinal stenosis was an independent risk factor for developing dementia. Of 1220 patients, 10.8% of the lumbar spinal stenosis patients had dementia compared to only 4.4% of the control group members. (1) Older adults with lumbar spinal stenosis were portrayed as modifying their posture with a forward bend to enhance their ability and tolerance for walking. Researchers who studied this phenomenon found that this posture was more of a forward shift of the pelvis during walking and standing. They concluded that limited walking in symptomatic spinal stenosis patients was more associated with spine loading which rose 7%. (2) Whatever it is related to, reduced walking ability isn’t beneficial. Someday it will be nice to more fully understand the part stenosis plays in relationship to inhibited walking, but for now, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic will keep encouraging walking for spinal stenosis patients, slow and steady and distance furthered as able.


Since spinal stenosis is so common a condition in older folks, many guidelines and reports are issued and with good reason. Reduced ability to walk and quality of life are recorded side-effects of lumbar spinal stenosis. These 2 issues remain the main gauges for back surgery in older sufferers. Sadly, 40% of those who undergo spinal surgery for the lumbar spinal stenosis still report difficulty with walking after surgery. (3) Recommendation 1 of a newer guideline for the management of lumbar spinal stenosis and related neurogenic claudication encouraged non-surgical multimodal care to consist of non-drug therapy with education, advice, lifestyle changes, home exercise, manual therapy, acupuncture (trial), rehab, and therapy. (4) An update to the 2013 Cochrane review of research reports regarding the outcomes of treatments for lumbar spine stenosis related neurogenic claudication that decreased the ability to walk found that manual therapy and exercise to increase walking distance together was an effective treatment approach. Epidural steroids weren’t. (5) Conservative, non-surgical care of Montreal spinal stenosis is recommended by spine researchers and by Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis and balance issues. Relief with Cox® Technic is described.

Make your Montreal chiropractic appointment today for improved walking and decreased back pain due to Montreal lumbar spinal stenosis!

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic encourages walking and guideline-recommended non-drug therapy for spinal stenosis, reduction of its pain, and improvement in walking. 
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