Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who do not can rely on their West Palm Beach chiropractor at Chiropractic Care to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such little abbreviations for such
painful conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) concerns
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are evident
in up to 95% of people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration has a part in each. Pain stems from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may alter clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who choose
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less favorable
related to social life and activities. Their KOA makes it difficult to do routine work or ordinary activities due to knee pain or
restricted knee range of motion. Authors of this paper proposed
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Chiropractic Care brings West Palm Beach chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It’s pretty difficult to
ignore West Palm Beach back pain and knee pain. People with any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of recurrent
falls. People who have moderate to severe low back pain and KOA were
3.7 times more at risk for falls. (2) Patients who have KOA and
widespread pain vs patients with KOA and low back pain vs patients with KOA and
multijoint pain vs those with KOA only, patients with
widespread pain and KOA reported feeling worse with higher levels
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Chiropractic Care can help though.
Chiropractic Care utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and West Palm Beach back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds
of patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Chiropractic Care also incorporates the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and increase the height of the disc.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
just how chiropractic alleviates back pain due to spinal
stenosis with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Care soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age makes
for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!