Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who don’t can depend
on on their Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 up to 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and
older. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage plays a role 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 choose
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit less favorable
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 suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center brings Pensacola 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 Pensacola back pain and knee pain. People who
have 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 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)
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can help though.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Pensacola back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
reported that a blend of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center also uses the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to drop intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and increase the height of the disc.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 soon!