A new study found chiropractic care very effective in treating older adults with spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis can be a painful condition where boney growth occurs within the spinal canal. This narrows the spinal canal, compressing the spinal cord. The study utilized a table that provided "flexion distraction"--a table I use in my practice. The average improvement in symptoms after 3-5 weeks of care was 65%! Syptoms of spinal stenosis can include low back pain, leg pain occuring in one or both legs, often made worse by walking and relieved by sitting down and hunching forward.
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006, 7:16. This article is available from: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/7/16