MRI. What does it do for Auburn back
pain and related leg pain? That’s a intriguing
question. Diagnosing Auburn lumbar spinal stenosis doesn’t
always require an MRI for a definitive diagnosis. MRI
images can be enlightening…and calling for clinical tests to ascertain what those
images really mean. An MRI is a recognized
procedure to many Auburn chiropractic
patients seeking Auburn back pain relief, but the
MRI’s timing and results require careful
consideration as to when they’re taken
and what they really imply for the chiropractic treatment of
spinal stenosis at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C..
HOW TO DIAGNOSE Auburn STENOSIS
Spinal stenosis is a common condition and the
most common indicator for spinal back surgery in the
over-65 age set of people. With the growth of this
group, by 2025 59% of them are predicted to have
spinal stenosis. (1) Often
your Auburn chiropractor can identify spinal
stenosis with just a few questions and physical examination answers
without an MRI. Your Auburn chiropractor may use the MRI as a confirming exam of the
Auburn chiropractic clinical examination diagnosis already
made just by examining you.
WHAT THE Auburn MRI SHOWS
In the event of a disc extrusion triggering
spinal stenosis where the Auburn herniated disc leaks out of
its outer bands and oozes into the spinal canal physically constricting
and chemically irritating the spinal nerve, an MRI revealing
this often bodes well for the MRI’s owner. At
one year later, whether treated with surgery or without, the back-related leg pain patient had
less leg pain. In this case an MRI doesn’t help much in influencing
which patient would do better with quicker surgery or lengthy
conservative care. (2) And the healing of these Auburn spinal
stenosis related extrusions takes time and good, guided care like that from Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C..
HOW THE Auburn MRI INFLUENCES CARE
Know that as rates for spinal surgery rise
– ten times across the US – so too do the rates of advanced spinal imaging. In one
study, areas with more MRIs have more spine surgeries
(and spinal stenosis surgery specifically). (3) Understand
too that what a surgeon spots on MRI affects
how he or she handles the spinal back surgery for
stenosis. He/She studies the extent and location
of nerve compression as well as degenerative changes at adjacent
levels. Experienced surgeons reached agreement more with each
other’s interpretations of MRI images than less
experienced surgeons. (1) Experienced chiropractors like yours at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
also are more adept at recognizing
Auburn spinal stenosis as the diagnosis.
WHAT TO DO FOR Auburn STENOSIS AND SCIATICA
Treat it actively. Don’t rely on
passive care like bed rest. That’s old school care. Give it time.
Take part in the active, conservative care your
Auburn chiropractor shares with you for at least 6-8 weeks to see
some change because there’s no clear difference
between surgical (though quicker relief may come) and non-surgical
care after a year or two. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. utilizes the Cox
Technic System of Spine Pain Management for Auburn spinal stenosis and back pain relief care. The 50% Rule
guides treatment frequency and treatment progress as well as
decision-making as to when/if an MRI is necessary (if you’ve not had one taken) or surgical or other care
consultation becomes necessary.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule a Auburn
chiropractic appointment to see your Auburn
chiropractic back pain specialist about your Auburn back pain and
sciatica to take the curiosity out of the question about MRI’s role in your
Auburn back pain treatment plan.