Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who don’t can depend
on on their Tarrytown chiropractor at Tarrytown Chiropractic to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
painful 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 is most evident in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a role 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 have
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis realize their recoveries a bit less favorable
in terms of 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 have
KOA. (1) Tarrytown Chiropractic brings Tarrytown chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty difficult to
ignore Tarrytown back pain and knee pain. People with 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 with 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 who have
widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Tarrytown Chiropractic can improve things though.
Tarrytown Chiropractic uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Tarrytown back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Tarrytown 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 Tarrytown 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 Tarrytown chiropractic appointment at
Tarrytown Chiropractic 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!