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Surgical and non surgical outcomes for spinal stenosis are similar after 8 years says a new study

Surgical and non surgical outcomes for spinal stenosis are similar after 8 years says a new study Traditionally, patients with spinal stenosis have been recommended rehabilitation of one sort or another or surgery as a more drastic option if they responded poorly to less invasive methods. Spinal stenosis may lead to neurological claudication, a condition where the nerves of the spine are compromised, affecting the ability to walk and it may even affect bowel habits. The surgical approach is to widen the canal the nerves exist in which in theory should improve the patients quality of life. A smaller subset Read More »