No differences between surgical and conservative care!
According to the Journal Spine: Spinal stenosis patients showed no significant differences between the two groups (surgical and conservative care) in terms of pain, functioning or disability.
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Surgery and more conservative treatments provide similar long-term outcomes for people with spinal stenosis, a new study suggests. The study included more than 650 spinal stenosis patients who had surgery or received nonsurgical treatment such as chiropractic, physical therapy or medications.
Both surgery and more conservative treatments were safe, according to the researchers. Of the patients who had surgery, 18 percent had repeat surgery for recurrent spinal stenosis within eight years, said study leader Dr. Jon Lurie and colleagues in a journal news release.
The findings provide important information for patients and doctors when considering treatments for spinal stenosis, the researchers said.
Consider COX Technique for stenosis. A non-surgical, hands-on, decompression technique that gently relieves the pressure on sensitive discs and nerves. Excellent results.
Home exercises such as the cat/camel, knee/chest and sit and reach may be beneficial between visits for stenosis patients, swimming is usually helpful also.
An anti-inflammatory diet may help in the long term as well as targeted nutritional supplements to control inflammation and promote soft tissue healing.
These are just a few of the techniques we use to get people out of pain and on with their active lifestyle!
Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.
If you still feel that you are struggling with spinal stenosis in Algonquin, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.
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