Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link? They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may avoid them, but those who are not so lucky can depend on on their Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to intervene when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such little 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 those over 50. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and older. (6) Degeneration of cartilage plays a role in each. Pain results from each. When combined 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 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic brings Augusta chiropractic services to the care mix to get back pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND OTHER PAIN
It is pretty hard to disregard Augusta back pain and knee pain. People suffering 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 with widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can improve things though.
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic uses well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Augusta back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers recently reported that a blend of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds of patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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.
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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 Augusta chiropractic appointment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!