March 2022 Healthy News from Moses Chiropractic Comorbidities of Back, Hip and Knee Pain Prevention of Text Neck Syndrome

West Palm Beach back pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis often appear together, and Moses Chiropractic can help.  

BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS

Co-morbidities. We’ve heard a lot about these, lately. Often, our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients can list their own co-morbidities! In a report about 10,234 primary care patients, those with low back pain additionally recounted symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (11-71%) along with hip (11-50%) and knee (8-40%) symptoms. (1) This is not atypical taking into consideration today’s aging population. A research group examined published papers and found that 0% to 54% of lumbar spinal stenosis patients with a mean age of 66 years old also suffered with knee osteoarthritis or hip osteoarthritis. (2,3) Interestingly, researchers studied patients with a history of knee osteoarthritis, a mean age of 62.2 years, and a body mass index of 29.8kg for 3 months.  Most patients fell into the category of minimal change in pain versus low pain at the start/large improvement and moderate pain at the beginning/worsened. Patients who perceived high stress, scored a negative affect score, and had knee buckling at the beginning of the study had a worse outcome path. (4) Many West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with different combinations of knee, hip, and back pain come to Moses Chiropractic. It's not unusual! Our gentle, effective chiropractic care helps get them on a better path to healing!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains typical medical treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as new drug-free, conservative treatment based on the principles of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.        

Moses Chiropractic presents a prevention plan for text neck syndrome: better posture, frequent breaks, manipulation. 

West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  AVOID AND TREAT TEXT-NECK

New tech instigates new problems! Neck pain is a greatly reported issue for adults and is now showing up in kids. The term “text neck syndrome” explains today’s neck pain due to increased stresses on the cervical spine for users of handheld tech no matter their ages. (5) The repetitive stress of sustained forward head flexion while looking down is messing with us all. Attempting to get relief from his head and neck pain and right upper limb paresthesia, a YouTuber went to a family physician, took pain meds and muscle relaxants, did physical therapy, underwent cervical traction, and acupuncture which provided temporary relief with many flare-ups. Finally, chiropractic care that emphasized improved posture while texting, cervical spine manipulation, and extension traction therapy relieved the pain. Frequent breaks and correct posture when using smartphones go a long way to help thwart text neck syndrome. (6) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor agrees with that same suggestion!

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and “text neck” are spine related conditions that Moses Chiropractic welcomes!

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