Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing New study on spinal stenosis en-us NYK RSS Feeder Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:33:28 -0500<p>This one, reported in US News and World Report, surprised me.&nbsp; When someone&rsquo;s spinal health is neglected, the spine will degenerate.&nbsp; Spinal stenosis occurs when the degeneration is so bad that there isn&rsquo;t room for the nerves, including the spinal cord itself.&nbsp; These people will usually get relief from chiropractic care, but the degeneration is permanent, so the relief they&rsquo;ll get isn&rsquo;t going to last as long as everyone would like.&nbsp; With these people, I always thought that surgery might be a reasonable alternative to &ldquo;open things up again.&rdquo;&nbsp; Not a great place to be, but when you&rsquo;ve neglected your health long enough, bad solutions can be necessary.&nbsp; Well, this latest study shows that the results of the surgery are also not long-lasting and that &ldquo;after eight years of follow-up, there were no significant differences between the two groups (surgical vs. &ldquo;conservative&rdquo;) in terms of pain, functioning or disability.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>