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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

That is  a great question! Spine surgeons aren’t sure the best treatment plan for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is receiving more and more attention in the medical research! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Montreal spinal stenosis sufferers. Montreal patients who have spinal stenosis know come to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic will find our care gentle and comfortable and applaud the research and protocols backing its administration.
 
Before going further lets delve into 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 emerges. One reason this happens may be due to how the spinal elements first developed. (Some people are born with narrow spinal canals.) Spinal stenosis could also be caused by a disc herniation that is implanting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is intended for for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
 
Surgeons observe spinal stenosis and provide surgical choices to widen that narrowed space. There are many directions from which you may pick. Decompressive surgery is one such example. It is a financially friendly choice 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 selection to pick from. 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic observes spinal stenosis they will offer chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is the spot for Montreal conservative care of back pain. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, the Montreal chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic chiropractic care at Montreal most certainly is the answer to the question of “what to do with spinal stenosis?” for you!
 
 
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