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 do not can rely on their Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, 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 evident
in upwards of 95% of those over 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 alter 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
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. Authors of this paper suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center brings Manahawkin chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It’s pretty difficult to
disregard Manahawkin back pain and knee pain. People suffering any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of recurrent
falls. People who have 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 with
widespread pain and KOA reported feeling worse with higher levels
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can improve things though.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Manahawkin back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
reported that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center also incorporates 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates
for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!