March 2022 Healthy News from Cross Chiropractic Center Comorbidities of Back, Hip and Knee Pain Prevention of Text Neck Syndrome

Sandy Springs back pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis often appear together, and Cross Chiropractic Center can help.  

BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS

Co-morbidities. That’s a term we’ve heard a lot about recently. So many times, our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients can list their own co-morbidities! In a study of 10,234 primary care patients, those with low back pain additionally reported symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (11-71%) along with hip (11-50%) and knee (8-40%) symptoms. (1) This isn’t atypical taking into consideration today’s aging population. A group of researchers studied published papers and found that 0% to 54% of lumbar spinal stenosis patients aged 66 years old (mean) also experienced knee osteoarthritis or hip osteoarthritis. (2,3) Interestingly, researchers studied patients with a history of knee osteoarthritis, a mean age of 62.2 years, and a body mass index of 29.8kg for 90 days.  Most patients were in the description category of minimal change in pain versus low pain at the beginning/large improvement and moderate pain at the start/worsened. Patients who perceived high stress, had a negative affect score, and experienced knee buckling at the start of the study had a poorer outcome path. (4) Many Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with various combinations of knee, hip, and back pain come to Cross Chiropractic Center. It's not unusual! Our gentle, effective chiropractic care helps get them on a better path to healing!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains typical medical treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as new drug-free, conservative treatment based on the principles of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.        

Cross Chiropractic Center presents a prevention plan for text neck syndrome: better posture, frequent breaks, manipulation. 

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  AVOID AND TREAT TEXT-NECK

New tech instigates new issues! Neck pain is a highly reported issue for adults and is now appearing in kids. The term “text neck syndrome” describes today’s neck pain due to greater stresses on the cervical spine for users of handheld tech regardless of their ages. (5) The repetitive stress of sustained forward head flexion while looking down is disturbing us all. Attempting to get rid of his head and neck pain and right upper limb paresthesia, a YouTuber visited a family physician, tried pain meds and muscle relaxants, performed physical therapy, underwent cervical traction, and acupuncture which offered temporary relief with several flare-ups. Finally, chiropractic care that emphasized better posture while texting, cervical spine manipulation, and extension traction therapy relieved the pain. Regular breaks and proper posture when using smartphones will do much to help avoid text neck syndrome. (6) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor gives that same suggestion!

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Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and “text neck” are spine related issues that Cross Chiropractic Center welcomes!

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