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ACE Report #6678
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Evidence behind treatments for improving walking in neurogenic claudication due to LSS


Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

What interventions improve walking ability in neurogenic claudication with lumbar spinal stenosis? A systematic review

Eur Spine J. 2014 Jun;23(6):1282-301

Contributing Authors: C Ammendolia K Stuber C Tomkins-Lane M Schneider YR Rampersaud AD Furlan CA Kennedy

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Synopsis

Data from 18 RCTs were systematically reviewed to determine an optimal treatment focused on walking ability for patients suffering from neurogenic claudication (NC) due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The evidence is presented in this review demonstrated low quality evidence that prostaglandins improved walking, and that surgical direct decompression was no better than non-operative treatment in improv...

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