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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treated with Chiropractic

Manipulation of the spine shows promise for relief of symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis - a condition common in the aging, often due to spinal arthritis. A study was conducted on a 78-year-old man with low back pain and severe leg pain. Flexion-distraction manipulation of the lumbar spine was performed. The patient experienced a decrease in the frequency and intensity of his leg symptoms and a resolution of his low back pain. These improvements were maintained at a five-month follow-up visit. Chiropractic adjustments helped relieve the patient's symptoms by helping to improve spinal biomechanics.

Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics -