Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who are not so lucky can depend
on on their West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small 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 people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage has a part in each. Pain stems from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who choose
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis realize 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 proposed
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Moses Chiropractic uses West Palm Beach chiropractic services to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty hard to
disregard West Palm Beach back pain and knee pain. People who
have any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of recurrent
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)
Moses Chiropractic can improve things though.
Moses Chiropractic utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and West Palm Beach back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a mix of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Moses Chiropractic 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 Moses Chiropractic
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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at
Moses Chiropractic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!