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What To Do With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

That is  an excellent question! Spine surgeons aren’t certain about the best route for spinal stenosis, but conservative care is earning favorable examination in the medical research! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC delivers non-surgical care that alleviates pain for La Grande spinal stenosis sufferers. The La Grande chiropractic patients who have spinal stenosis come to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will find our care gentle and comfortable and applaud the research and protocols backing its administration.
Before going further lets delve into what is spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is what happens when the spinal canal area is narrowed. For a good number of us lumbar spinal stenosis comes with age when deterioration of the spine begins to appear. One reason this happens may be due to how the spinal elements initially formed. (Sometimes people are born with narrow spinal canals.) It may be due to a disc herniation that is pushing itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is supposed to be for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing creates pain.
When surgeons observe spinal stenosis in a patient they often provide surgical options to widen that narrowed space. There are many procedures from which a patient may take. One procedure is decompressive surgery. It is a financially friendly choice 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 instrumental 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)
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC's chiropractor observes spinal stenosis and will give chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is the place for La Grande conservative care of back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC, the La Grande chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC chiropractic care at La Grande may definitely be the answer to the question of “how can I manage my pain from spinal stenosis?” for you!
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