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
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.
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!