Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who do not can rely on their Preston chiropractor at Chiropractic Associates to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
uncomfortable conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are seen
in upwards of 95% of people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage plays a role in each. Pain results from each. When combined
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 bit less beneficial
in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA makes it hard 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 have
KOA. (1) Chiropractic Associates uses Preston chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty hard to
disregard Preston back pain and knee pain. People with any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of frequent
falls. People with 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 measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Chiropractic Associates can improve things though.
Chiropractic Associates uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Preston back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a blend of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Chiropractic Associates also uses 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 Associates
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
just how chiropractic relieves back pain due to spinal
stenosis with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Preston chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Associates soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!