Pensacola Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

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 OTHER PAIN

It is 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.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

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 improved 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!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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