Physical Therapy Just as Good as Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

April 7, 2015 6:26 PM

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The findings of a new study have now revealed that physical therapy could be just as good as surgery for patients affected by lumbar spinal stenosis- a condition that causes nerve damage and lower back pain in older individuals.

“Surgery is a riskier procedure, with about a 15 percent complication rate, and half of those are life-threatening,” the researchers said. “It isn’t a life-risking procedure to do physical therapy.”

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