Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy.

A new study found that patients who followed a specific physical therapy program had similar outcomes to those who had surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis.

The authors of this study said patients with lumbar spinal stenosis should discuss the options with their doctors.

Source: Daily RX

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