Weight loss programs may prevent lumbar spinal stenosis

November 24, 2015   |   Evidence in Integrative Healthcare

A recent cohort study indicates that assisting arthritic, obese patients with weight loss programs may signal better outcomes to both prevent onset and assist with improved surgical outcomes with lumbar spinal stenosis. Obese and overweight persons are at a higher risk for developing LSS (lumbar spinal stenosis). Furthermore, results indicate that obesity might be a novel explanation for the increased number of patients with clinical LSS. Weight loss provides a good treatment option that may deter LSS onset and produce better surgical outcomes.