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 don’t can depend
on on their Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
uncomfortable conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are evident
in upwards of 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration 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 choose
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit 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. Writers of this paper suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses Manchester chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It’s pretty hard to
disregard Manchester back pain and knee pain. People suffering any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of frequent
falls. People who have 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 measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can improve things though.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Manchester back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a mix of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries also incorporates the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and increase the height of the disc.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
just how chiropractic relieves back pain due to spinal
stenosis with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Manchester chiropractic appointment at
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 at your next