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.
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- 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.
A1C, hemoglobin A1C; ns, not significant; ODI, Oswestry Disability Index; VAS, visual analog scale
November 7, 2014