Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a degenerative condition of the spine, affecting 30% of older adults. LSS can cause significant functional limitation related to walking, disability, and increased risk of falling. This condition is often treated surgically, with the rate of complex spinal fusions in the United States increasing by 137% between 1998 and 2008. These types of surgeries are costly, and come with risks, complications, and rehospitalizations.
 
This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of 3 nonsurgical interventions - medical care, exercise or manual therapy provided by a chiropractor or physiotherapist) - on symptoms, physical function, and physical activity in patients with LSS…LOG IN OR SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THE FULL REVIEW!
 
THIS WEEK'S RESEARCH REVIEW:
 
“Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – RCT”
 
This paper was published in JAMA Network Open (2019) and this Review is posted in Recent Reviews, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and the 2019 Archive.
 
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