Article of the Month:  Comparative Clinical Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatment Methods in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

By Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD; Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhDDonald 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


NOTICE: Dr. Carlo Ammendolia, one of the key researchers in this study, will be teaching a course on treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis on February 23 in Harrisburg, and also March 9 in Philadelphia(King of Prussia). Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leaders in this type of treatment!