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Colorado Springs 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 do not can rely on their Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to intervene when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional advice, and understanding.

KOA and LSS

They are such little abbreviations for such uncomfortable conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects 27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are seen in upwards of 95% of those over 50. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and older. (6) Degeneration of cartilage has a part in each. Pain results from each. When combined 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 have knee osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less beneficial 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR brings Colorado Springs chiropractic services to the care mix to help back pain and knee pain sufferers feel better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

It’s pretty hard to ignore Colorado Springs 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 with 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 levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can help though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR utilizes well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Colorado Springs back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers just recounted that a combination of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR also uses the research-documented, gentle spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures, widen the area of canal and raise the height of the disc.

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates for chiropractic to cope. See you at your next appointment!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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