Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who don’t can depend
on on their Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
painful conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are seen
in up to 95% of people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults over 60 years old. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage plays a role in each. Pain results from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who choose
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis realize their recoveries a bit less favorable
in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA complicates
their ability to do routine work or ordinary activities due to knee pain or
restricted knee range of motion. Authors of this paper suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic brings Millville chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty difficult to
ignore Millville back pain and knee pain. People who
have any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of frequent
falls. People who have moderate to severe low back pain and KOA were
3.7 times more at risk for falls. (2) Patients with KOA and
widespread pain vs patients with KOA and low back pain vs patients with KOA and
multijoint pain vs patients 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)
Wilson Family Chiropractic can improve things though.
Wilson Family Chiropractic utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Millville back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
reported that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 Wilson Family Chiropractic
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 Millville chiropractic appointment at
Wilson Family Chiropractic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates
for chiropractic to cope. See you at your next