Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 25285
  Title Lateral recess syndrome: Diagnosis and chiropractic management
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1983 Mar;6(1):25-31
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

The Lateral Recess Syndrome (LRS) represents stenosis of the lateral subarticular gutter that will often lead to nerve root compression. The most common etiology is hypertrophy of the superior articular facets, associated with lumbar instability and arthrosis of the posterior joint complex. The diagnosis may be made clinically with a routine lumbosacral x-ray series, but is not definitive without the use of CT scanning. Recent studies indicate that spinal manipulation can provide relief and should be considered before surgical referral is made for decompression.

Author keywords: lumbar spine, nerve compression, lateral spinal stenosis, pseudoclaudication, superior articular facet syndrome, chiropractic, diagnosis, treatment

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