Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link? They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may escape them, but those who are not so lucky can depend on on their Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic 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 evident in up to 95% of people by the age of 50. Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults over 60 years old. (6) Degeneration of cartilage has a role in each. Pain stems from each. When combined in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who undergo back surgery for their condition and also have knee osteoarthritis realize their recoveries a little less favorable in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA makes it hard 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 are inflicted with KOA. (1) Young Chiropractic uses Easley chiropractic services to get back pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND OTHER PAIN
It’s pretty hard to disregard Easley 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 those with KOA only, patients who have widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Young Chiropractic can help though.
Young Chiropractic uses well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Easley back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers just reported that a combination of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds of patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4) Young Chiropractic 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.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes just how chiropractic alleviates back pain due to spinal stenosis with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment at Young Chiropractic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!