Lumbar Stenosis and Degenerative Disc Disease: Research Shows Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery

A study of 169 patients, all age 50 or older, with Lumbar Stenosis showed that outcomes 2 years after treatment were the same for physical therapy and surgery.

Click HERE to see the American Physical Therapy Association’s summary of the Lumbar Stenosis study published in 2015.

Click HERE to see the study on Lumbar Stenosis, published in 2015.

A study of 96 patients with Degenerative Disc Disease showed that outcomes 58-63 months after treatment were the same for physical therapy and surgery.

Click HERE to see the American Physical Therapy Association’s summary of the Degenerative Disc Disease study published in 2014.

Click HERE to see the study on Degenerative Disc Disease, published in 2014.

Physical therapy is less expensive and avoids many of the risks associated with surgery.

*Update 11/22/2016: Click HERE to see another study on Lumbar Stenosis, published in 2016. This study shows no difference in outcomes between surgical and non-surgical treatment methods. The authors point out that “it should be noted that the rate of side effects ranged from 10% to 24% in surgical cases, and no side effects were reported for any conservative treatment. No clear benefits were observed with surgery versus non-surgical treatment.”

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