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March 2022 Healthy News from The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Comorbidities of Back, Hip and Knee Pain Prevention of Text Neck Syndrome

Colorado Springs back pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis often appear together, and The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can help.  

BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS

Co-morbidities. We’ve heard a lot about these, lately. Often, our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients know their own co-morbidities! In a study of 10,234 primary care patients, those with low back pain additionally recounted symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (11-71%) along with hip (11-50%) and knee (8-40%) symptoms. (1) This is not atypical taking into consideration today’s aging population. A group of researchers studied published papers and found that 0% to 54% of lumbar spinal stenosis patients with a mean age of 66 years old also experienced knee osteoarthritis or hip osteoarthritis. (2,3) Further, researchers studied patients with a history of knee osteoarthritis, a mean age of 62.2 years, and a body mass index of 29.8kg for 3 months.  Most patients were in the description category of minimal change in pain versus low pain at the beginning/large improvement and moderate pain at the beginning/worsened. Patients who felt high stress, had a negative affect score, and experienced knee buckling at the start of the study had a poorer outcome path. (4) Many Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with various combinations of knee, hip, and back pain come to The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. It's not unusual! Our gentle, effective chiropractic care fosters a better path to healing!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details typical medical treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as new drug-free, conservative treatment based on the tenets of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.        

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents a prevention plan for text neck syndrome: better posture, frequent breaks, manipulation. 

Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  AVOID AND TREAT TEXT-NECK

New tech brings new problems! Neck pain is a highly reported issue for adults and is now showing up in kids. The term “text neck syndrome” explains today’s neck pain due to increased stresses on the cervical spine for users of handheld tech regardless of their ages. (5) The repetitive stress of extended forward head flexion while looking down is messing with us all. In an attempt to get rid of his head and neck pain and right upper limb paresthesia, a YouTuber went to a family physician, took pain meds and muscle relaxants, performed physical therapy, underwent cervical traction, and acupuncture which offered temporary relief with many flare-ups. Finally, chiropractic care that emphasized better posture while texting, cervical spine manipulation, and extension traction therapy relieved the pain. Frequent breaks and appropriate posture when using smartphones go a long way to help thwart text neck syndrome. (6) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor agrees with that same suggestion!

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Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and “text neck” are spine related issues that The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR welcomes!

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