February 07, 2017
That is  a good question! Spine surgeons are not sure how best to treat spinal stenosis, still conservative care is earning favorable examination in the medical research! New Hampshire Spine and Sport gives non-surgical care that is quite relieving to Southern New Hampshire spinal stenosis sufferers. The Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients suffering from spinal stenosis come to New Hampshire Spine and Sport will find our care gentle and comfortable and commend the research and procedures behind its administration.
What is spinal stenosis first of all? Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. In particular lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age for many of us when deterioration of the spine begins to appear. It may be due to how the spinal elements were established from the beginning. (Sometimes people are born with narrow spinal canals.) Spinal stenosis could also be caused by a disc herniation that is pushing itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is designed for the spinal nerves. No matter the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing causes pain.
Often when a surgeon discovers that a patient has spinal stenosis they will offer surgical choices to open that narrowed space. There are many paths from which a patient may take. One procedure is decompressive surgery. 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) Spinal fusion can also be a tool against spinal stenosis. 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)
Chiropractors like yours at New Hampshire Spine and Sport see spinal stenosis and provide chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is the spot for Southern New Hampshire conservative care of back pain. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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, call New Hampshire Spine and Sport, the Southern New Hampshire chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. New Hampshire Spine and Sport chiropractic care at Southern New Hampshire is the answer to the question of “how to alleviate my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!