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 are not so lucky can rely on their New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such little 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 is most evident in adults over 60 years old. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a part 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 undergo
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit less beneficial
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 have
KOA. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center uses New Roads chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty difficult to
ignore New Roads 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 those with KOA only, patients who have
widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
New Roads Chiropractic Center can improve things though.
New Roads Chiropractic Center uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and New Roads back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
recounted that a mix of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
New Roads Chiropractic Center also uses the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and raise the height of the disc.
CONTACT New Roads 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 New Roads chiropractic appointment at
New Roads Chiropractic Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates
for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!