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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

That is  an excellent question! Spine surgeons aren’t certain the best treatment plan for spinal stenosis, after all conservative care is gathering more and more attention in the medical research! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions delivers non-surgical care that alleviates pain for San Jose spinal stenosis sufferers. San Jose patients dealing with spinal stenosis know come to McMurray Chiropractic Solutions will find our care gentle and comfortable and esteem the research and procedures that make up its administration.
What is spinal stenosis first of all? Spinal stenosis is the result of narrowing in the spinal canal area. For many of us lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age when deterioration of the spine occurs. 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.) 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. Whatever the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing is painful.
When surgeons see spinal stenosis in a patient they often provide surgical opportunities to broaden that narrowed space. There are many approaches from which a patient may pick. Decompressive surgery is one such example. 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 consider 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)
McMurray Chiropractic Solutions's chiropractor observes spinal stenosis and will provide chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is the site for San Jose conservative care of back pain. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions 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, call McMurray Chiropractic Solutions, the San Jose chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions chiropractic care at San Jose is the answer to the question of “how to alleviate my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
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