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 are not so lucky can rely on their Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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) 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 has a part 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 have
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit less favorable
related to 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 are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka uses Sitka chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It’s pretty difficult to
ignore Sitka 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 reported feeling worse with higher levels
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can help though.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Sitka back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
reported that a mix of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka also incorporates the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to drop intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and increase the height of the disc.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 Sitka chiropractic appointment at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age makes
for chiropractic to contend with. See you at your next