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
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.
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