Tag: spinal stenosis

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 »

Spinal Stenosis; did you know that chiropractors can help?

Spinal Stenosis; did you know that chiropractors can help? A number of months ago, a patient called our office regarding his diagnosis of spinal stenosis. He was in his early 60’s and was told the problem was genetic after experiencing difficulties with standing for long periods of time, having lower back pain and having difficulty touching his toes. After numerous MRI’s and physical rehabilitation that was ineffective other than his daily exercises, his symptoms continued to worsen. For those who are unfamiliar with spinal stenosis, it is described as follows: “Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal Read More »

Spinal Stenosis; Have you considered chiropractic care as an effective option?

Spinal Stenosis; Have you considered chiropractic care as an effective option? The patient has been having leg and back pain for many years and now the pain seems to be constant. They are typically in their 70’s or 80’s and after many medical tests and failed treatment options, the patient has an MRI with a diagnosis of moderate to severe spinal stenosis. How did we get here and what are the treatment options? First, you need to understand what spinal stenosis is. Wikipedia has a good explanation. They state the following “Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the Read More »