Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who do not can depend
on on their Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 seen
in upwards of 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a role in each. Pain results from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may alter clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who undergo
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis realize their recoveries a bit less beneficial
in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA makes it difficult to do routine work or ordinary activities due to knee pain or
restricted knee range of motion. Writers of this paper suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center brings Pflugerville chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It’s pretty hard to
ignore Pflugerville 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 who have 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)
Pflugerville Wellness Center can improve things though.
Pflugerville Wellness Center uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Pflugerville back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
recounted that a blend of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Pflugerville Wellness Center also incorporates 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
just how chiropractic alleviates back pain due to spinal
stenosis with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment at
Pflugerville Wellness Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates
for chiropractic to contend with. See you at your next