Lynchburg Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link? They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may escape them, but those who are not so lucky can rely on their Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center to intervene when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, 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 is most evident in adults 60 and older. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a role in each. Pain stems from each. When combined 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 find their recoveries a bit less beneficial 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 proposed tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have KOA. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center brings Lynchburg chiropractic services to the care mix to help back pain and knee pain sufferers feel better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

It’s pretty hard to ignore Lynchburg 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 patients with KOA only, patients who have widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center can help though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Palmer Chiropractic Center utilizes well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Lynchburg back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers recently reported that a mix of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 Palmer Chiropractic Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares just how chiropractic alleviates back pain due to spinal stenosis with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic appointment at Palmer Chiropractic Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!

Palmer Chiropractic Center treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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