Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who don’t can depend
on on their Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 upwards of 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults over 60 years old. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage plays a part 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 undergo
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less favorable
in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA makes it difficult 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 have
KOA. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic brings Fernandina Beach chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It is pretty hard to
ignore Fernandina Beach 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 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 with
widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can help though.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Fernandina Beach back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
recounted that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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.
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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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age makes
for chiropractic to contend with. See you at your next