Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who are not so lucky can rely on their Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such little abbreviations for such
uncomfortable conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) concerns
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 60 and
older. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage has a part in each. Pain stems from each. When both
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 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. Authors of this paper proposed
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic brings Brooks chiropractic services to
the care mix to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It’s pretty difficult to
disregard Brooks 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 patients with KOA only, patients with
widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher levels
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Soft Health and Healing Clinic can help though.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Brooks back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
reported that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Soft Health and Healing Clinic also incorporates 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 Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
just how chiropractic relieves back pain due to spinal
stenosis with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age makes
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!