Abstract

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is mostly a condition of aging, and with the world population growing older, more cases are sure to be seen clinically. The rate of spine surgery steadily increased in recent decades, even after adjustment for the aging of the population. However, the evidence to recommend surgery over conservative care is sparse. This case study compared the literature on surgical and physical therapy interventions, looking at the short and long term outcomes of the two; it also sought to find any physical therapy interventions that were superior in producing good outcomes.

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Submitted by Daniel Richard Prohaska (dprohaska@salud.unm.edu) on 2014-06-25T19:29:03Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Capstone PROHASKA.pdf: 1545003 bytes, checksum: 56314d28c2ea44a795072f8abe54d7ee (MD5), Made available in DSpace on 2014-06-25T19:29:03Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Capstone PROHASKA.pdf: 1545003 bytes, checksum: 56314d28c2ea44a795072f8abe54d7ee (MD5)

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Capstone

Keywords

physical therapy, lumbar spinal stenosis, surgery

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