Exercise or acupuncture? Which alternative treatment works best for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis?

(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS....
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Title: Lumbar Spinal StenosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/30/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): Charlotte Pauwels, Alexandra Roren, Adrien Gautier, Jonathan Linières, François Rannou, Serge Poiraudeau, Christelle NguyenAbstractBackgroundLumbar-flexion-based endurance training, namely cycling, could be effective in reducing pain and improving function and health-related quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain.ObjectivesTo assess barriers and facilitators to home-based cycling in older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).MethodsWe conducted a retrospective mixed-method s...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe 30-degreed endoscopy had the advantages of obtaining a wider view. Full endoscopic decompression using 30-degreed endoscopy allowed satisfactory result clinically and reduction of surgical infection. It could be alternative method of microscopic laminectomy.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 61, Issue 3Author(s): Charlotte Pauwels, Alexandra Roren, Adrien Gautier, Jonathan Linières, François Rannou, Serge Poiraudeau, Christelle NguyenAbstractBackgroundLumbar-flexion-based endurance training, namely cycling, could be effective in reducing pain and improving function and health-related quality of life in older people with chronic low back pain.ObjectivesTo assess barriers and facilitators to home-based cycling in older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).MethodsWe conducted a retrospective mixed-method s...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe 30-degreed endoscopy had the advantages of obtaining a wider view. Full endoscopic decompression using 30-degreed endoscopy allowed satisfactory result clinically and reduction of surgical infection. It could be alternative method of microscopic laminectomy.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Study Design. A prospective cohort study of consecutive patients. Objective. Determination of the quality of life (QoL) and prevalence of slip progression in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis managed nonoperatively. Summary of Background Data. Lumbar spinal stenosis secondary to degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a common radiographic diagnosis associated with chronic back pain and radicular symptoms. There is limited evidence as to the clinical course in terms of validated QoL measures, and the extent of slip progression in patients with this condition treated nonoperatively. Methods. Va...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clinical Case Series Source Type: research
Conclusions For people with LSS, home-based cycling is a feasible intervention.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Conclusions For people with LSS, home-based cycling is a feasible intervention. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT03325309. First Posted: October 30, 2017. Last Update Posted: October 30, 2017.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Conclusions The 30-degreed endoscopy had the advantages of obtaining a wider view. Full endoscopic decompression using 30-degreed endoscopy allowed satisfactory result clinically and reduction of surgical infection. It could be alternative method of microscopic laminectomy.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Authors: Iizuka Y, Iizuka H, Mieda T, Tsunoda D, Sasaki T, Tajika T, Yamamoto A, Takagishi K Abstract Study Design: A cross-sectional study. Purpose: To clarify the prevalence of chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP) and its associated factors among middle-aged and elderly Japanese individuals using data from a musculoskeletal examination conducted in general Japanese populations. Overview of Literature: Most studies evaluating low back pain-associated factors have been conducted in Western countries, but they have not always evaluated CNSLBP. Methods: We obtained data on 213 subjects aged>50 ye...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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