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Brooks Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

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 uses Brooks chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain sufferers feel better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

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.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

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.

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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 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!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help avert falls. 
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