Glycemic Control Indirectly Improved in Patients with Diabetes and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Following Decompression Surgery

According to a prospective cohort study published online ahead of print in The Spine Journal, patients with type 2 diabetes had significant reductions in A1C levels following decompression spine surgery to treat lumbar spinal stenosis.

To view entire Dr. Baaj's article, featured on SpineUniverse.com/professional (an EndocrineWeb sister website), click here.

  • This is the first study to demonstrate the effects of surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis on type 2 diabetes.
  • The study reveals pain and disability index outcomes.
  • Read about the surgical and conservative treatment outcomes.
  • The effects related to cholesterol levels.

Changes in Disability and Leg/Back Pain Scores with Spinal Decompression Surgery or Conservative Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

A1C, hemoglobin A1C; ns, not significant; ODI, Oswestry Disability Index; VAS, visual analog scale

 

November 7, 2014

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