A 34-year-old member asked:
can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Roger Frankel answered
29 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Manipulation cannot reverse the bony enlargement of the joints in the spine that cause stenosis.
Answered on Nov 28, 2015
Dr. Cornelia Franz answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Correct-no: Spinal manipulation cannot correct the problem. However, chinese medicine, acupuncture, and diet changes can help improve symptoms and even reverse some of the damage over time. Research upper cervical chiropractic care as well as crainosacral therapy. As adjuncts they can help improve flow of spinal fluid and blood to the area.
Answered on Oct 6, 2016
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