Spinemobililty Newsletter – February 2022
Hello and welcome to our newsletter where we update our subscribers on the latest in the world of Spinemobility!
Our most recent publication, authored by Dr. Carlo Ammendolia and colleagues, was published in the British Medical Journal (Open Access) in January 2022. This review is the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of nonoperative treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis.
The review concluded that:
In June 2021, The British Medical Journal Clinical Updates recommended conservative treatment, which includes supervised exercise and manual therapy as a first-line treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis.
Two of the three clinical trials from which this recommendation is based came from the studies evaluating the Boot Camp Program for lumbar spinal stenosis.
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In October 2021, Dr. Carlo Ammendolia of the University of Toronto was given the designation of “World Expert” in the field of spinal stenosis by Expertscape. He placed in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about Spinal Stenosis over the past 10 years.
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See our latest Blog on lumbar spinal stenosis for the public and practitioners: