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ACE Report #5902
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

The effectiveness of physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis remains unknown

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Physical therapy interventions for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis: a systematic review

Phys Ther. 2013 Dec;93(12):1646-60. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20120379. Epub 2013 Jul 25

Contributing Authors: LG Macedo A Hum L Kuleba J Mo L Truong M Yeung MC Battié

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10 studies (5 RCTs, 2 controlled trials, 2 mixed-design studies, and 1 longitudinal cohort study) assessing the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were included in this review. The results from this study indicated that there is moderate-quality evidence suggesting pain and disability (but not walking distance) is significantly better in patient...

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