Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who don’t can rely on their Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
painful conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) concerns
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are seen
in upwards of 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. (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 have
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit less favorable
related to 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. Writers of this paper suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Spinal Care Clinic brings Burlington and Hamilton 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 Burlington and Hamilton back pain and knee pain. People suffering 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 described feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Spinal Care Clinic can help though.
Spinal Care Clinic utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Burlington and Hamilton back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a mix of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Spinal Care Clinic also uses the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to drop intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and raise the height of the disc.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment at
Spinal Care Clinic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes
for chiropractic to contend with. See you at your next
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