Demographics in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the largest single-growing patient demographic in spine.1 By the year 2020, it is projected that the number of patients diagnosed with spinal stenosis will double to 2.4 million representing a substantial opportunity for surgeons who diagnose and treat these patients.

 

A vast majority of LSS patients continue to choose non-surgical treatment and avoid surgery despite having a progressive, clinically significant disease. Based on the response from the SPORT study, "Surgery for spinal stenosis has been shown to be more effective compared to nonoperative treatment."2

Why are so many LSS patients still choosing to avoid surgery when surgical treatment is the better option?

 

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The statements and claims made by surgeon(s) and patient(s) herein are their own voluntary and independent opinions, and do not represent the views of Paradigm Spine. None of the individuals quoted or depicted were compensated in any way for their participation.

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