Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who are not so lucky can rely on their San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such little 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 people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration has a part in each. Pain results from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may affect 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 makes it hard to do routine work or ordinary activities due to knee pain or
restricted knee range of motion. Writers of this paper proposed
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Chiropractic Solutions brings San Jose chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It is pretty hard to
ignore San Jose back pain and knee pain. People who
have 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 with 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 reported feeling worse with higher levels
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Chiropractic Solutions can improve things though.
Chiropractic Solutions uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and San Jose back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
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)
Chiropractic Solutions 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.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Solutions soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates
for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!
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