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Joint Pain Hack

by Mathew John (2020-01-24)

What if pain exists, should surgery be done? Joint Pain Hack Review This question has been debated for decades since spinal stenosis really is a quality of life condition. It doesn't kill anyone, and the severity of symptoms should guide treatment. If the symptoms do not improve despite nonoperative pain management for 3 to 6 months, a decompressive surgery may be considered. Some evidence has shown limited effectiveness overall for this surgery.A recent review in Spine looked at over 10 high quality studies to determine the effectiveness of decompressive surgery for stenosis. The results overall showed that in patients who had failed conservative treatment for 3 to 6 months, surgery improved function, pain, and quality of life more than conservative measures. It did not, however, statistically improve walking ability.These benefits were noted to decrease over time but not go away completely, even up to 10 years. Over ten year results were not established. These results were in place regardless of advancing age, obesity, lung issues, several levels, or other medical problems. Concomitant medical problems do increase the risks of complications, so they should be weighed against the benefits in deciding whether to have the surgery or not.