33-2 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

In this issue of D.C. Tracts, we have a panel of experts outlining the diagnosis and treatment...

In this issue of D.C. Tracts, we have a panel of experts outlining the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Scientific literature estimates a 30% prevalence of lumbar stenosis in older adults along with a significant financial burden. In addition, surgical rates are high among those with stenosis, and in the United States, lumbar stenosis is attributed to the gaining increase in lumbar surgery in older adults. Nonsurgical management options for lumbar spinal stenosis include manual therapy, exercise and medications.

Our renowned contributors for this issue emphasize the contemporary best practices for managing lumbar spinal stenosis. Dr. Carlo Ammendolia’s pragmatic feature article summarizes the clinical features and appropriate interventions for lumbar stenosis. In addition, audio lectures by Drs. Michael Schneider and Sean Mathers highlight the psychosocial implications of lumbar stenosis, including managing chronic pain, along with other similar clinical presentations. Dr. Brian Gleberzon continues his Juris-Proofing discussion of COVID-19 preparedness for chiropractors. Dr. Brad Muir rounds out this issue with an abstract review of scientific articles that outline clinical practice guidelines for chiropractors treating patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.

I trust that as the reader, you will find this issue of D.C. Tracts both informative and interesting, refining your clinical expertise and patient services.

Best Regards,
Bryan M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
Editor-in-Chief

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Assessment and Management
    Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: The Biopsychosocial Perspective
      Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
    • Differential Diagnoses to Consider with Individuals Presenting with Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
      Sean Mathers, DC, DPT
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Juris-Proofing Your Office During COVID-19, Part 2: Advertising and Vaccination
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES:
    Brad Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(C)

    • Consensus on the Clinical Diagnosis of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Results of an International Delphi Study
    • Nonsurgical Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Leading to Neurogenic Claudication: A Clinical Practice Guideline
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: How Is It Classified?
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE

33-1 Chiropractic Care of Older Adults

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome...

We are excited to present this issue of D.C. Tracts highlighting the increasingly important subject of chiropractic care of older adults. According to published best practices for the chiropractic profession, older adults often seek chiropractic care for the management of musculoskeletal pain, either as a sole primary care provider and/or as a co-provider. In addition, best practices indicate that chiropractic care appears safe and effective, with associated high levels of patient satisfaction.

Our contributors for this issue detail the evidence-informed management of caring for our growing number of older patients. Dr. John Srbely’s feature article outlines the fundamental role of chiropractic care for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain in older adults, while audio lectures by Drs. Lisa Killinger and Brian Gleberzon discuss the role of chiropractic care in health promotion and balance disorders. In addition, Dr. Gleberzon offers a discussion of an extremely important contemporary topic in his Juris-Proofing series – COVID-19 preparedness for chiropractors. Finally, we welcome Dr. Brad Muir as he joins the D.C. Tracts team as Abstracts and Commentaries Editor! In his first issue, Dr. Muir summarizes scientific literature investigating chiropractic care for older populations, including case presentations to encapsulate key clinical applications.

I trust that as the reader, you will find this issue of D.C. Tracts both informative and interesting, refining your clinical expertise and patient services.

Best Regards,
Bryan M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
Editor-in-Chief

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Emerging Role of Chiropractic in the Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in the Elderly
    John Z. Srbely, DC, PhD
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • Helping our Patients Age Well: Evidence-Based Strategies
      Lisa Z. Killinger, DC
    • Balance and the Older Patient
      Brian J. Gleberzon, DC
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Juris-Proofing Your Office During COVID-19, Part One: In-Office Care
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES:
    Brad Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(C)

    • Predictors of New-Onset Widespread Pain in Older Adults: Results from a Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study in the UK
    • International Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sarcopenia (ICFSR): Screening, Diagnosis and Management
    • Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE