Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who do not can depend
on on their Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
painful conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) concerns
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are seen
in upwards of 95% of people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and
older. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage plays a part in each. Pain stems from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may alter clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who have
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis realize their recoveries a bit less beneficial
related to 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. Authors of this paper suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation brings Carrolltown 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 hard to
ignore Carrolltown 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 who have KOA and
widespread pain vs patients with KOA and low back pain vs patients with KOA and
multijoint pain vs patients 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)
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can help though.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Carrolltown back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
recounted that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds
of patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment at
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 soon!