By Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD; Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD; Donald R. Murphy, DC — Published in JAMA, January 4, 2019 —
What is the comparative effectiveness of 3 types of nonsurgical treatment options for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS)?
In a randomized clinical trial of 259 patients with LSS, all groups (medical care, group exercise, and manual therapy/individualized exercise) showed improvement in self-reported pain/function and walking capacity at 2 months and 6 months. The manual therapy group had a greater proportion of responders at 2 months, but there were no between-group differences in responder rates at 6 months. READ FULL RESEARCH ARTICLE HERE