In a classic battle between immediate relief vs complete recovery, a recent study on spinal stenosis encountered by many Memphis chiropractors has revealed that steroid treatments aren’t as effective long term.
Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal which causes pain, numbness, or discomfort in the affected area. In a study conducted among 276 patients, those who were treated with steroids enjoyed pain-relief for over four years, beyond that however, the findings showed unfavorable results.
In HealthDay reporter Amy Norton’s article, she revealed that those who opted for surgery or alternative treatments immediately, fared better than those who stuck with the steroid treatments.
Usually, decompressive laminectomy is performed to treat spinal stenosis, however, its progressive nature prevents any lasting cure. There are also lesser known non-invasive treatments, but if the goal is simply to relieve symptoms and delay surgery, then injections are a good alternat