LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS - CLINICAL RADIOLOGIC THERAPEUTIC EVALUATION IN 145 PATIENTS - CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT OR SURGICAL INTERVENTION


ONEL D., SARI H., DONMEZ C.

SPINE, cilt.18, ss.291-298, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

In this prospective study, 145 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were evaluated for clinical signs and radiologic findings and conservative treatment results. Clinical parameters such as pain on motion, lumbar range of motion, straight leg raising test, deep tendon reflexes, dermatomal sensations, motor functions and neurogenic claudication distances were assessed at admission and were compared after a conservative treatment program was completed. A conservative treatment program consisted of physical therapy (infrared heating, ultrasonic diathermy and active lumbar exercises) and salmon calcitonin.