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February 07, 2017
That is  a superb question! Spine surgeons are not positive about the best route for spinal stenosis, yet conservative care is gathering more and more attention in the medical research! Moriarty Chiropractic offers non-surgical care that eases discomfort for Nashua spinal stenosis sufferers. Nashua patients suffering from spinal stenosis know come to Moriarty Chiropractic will find our care gentle and comfortable and commend the research and practices that are the pillars of its administration.
Before going further lets delve into what is spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal area. Lumbar spinal stenosis happens with age for many of us when degeneration of the spine occurs. It may be due to how the spinal elements were constructed initially. (Some people are born with narrow spinal canals.) It could also be a disc herniation that is implanting itself into the spinal canal, taking up the space that is intended for for the spinal nerves. Regardless of the cause, spinal stenosis’ narrowing is painful.
When surgeons observe spinal stenosis in a patient they often offer surgical choices to englarge that narrowed space. There are many directions from which you may pick. One option 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 stenosis can also be battled with spinal fusion. 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 Moriarty Chiropractic observe spinal stenosis and provide chiropractic care and spinal manipulation to conservatively relieve the pain of spinal stenosis. Moriarty Chiropractic is the site for Nashua conservative care of back pain. Moriarty Chiropractic 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 Moriarty Chiropractic, the Nashua chiropractic practice for gentle relief of back pain. Moriarty Chiropractic chiropractic care at Nashua is the answer to the question of “what can I do about my spinal stenosis?” for you!