Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
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 Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such little abbreviations for such
uncomfortable conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) concerns
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 over 60 years old. (6) Cartilage degeneration has a role in each. Pain stems 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 find their recoveries a little less beneficial
related to social life and activities. Their KOA makes it difficult 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 have
KOA. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center brings Sandy Springs chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It’s pretty difficult to
ignore Sandy Springs back pain and knee pain. People who
have 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 who have
widespread pain and KOA reported feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Cross Chiropractic Center can help though.
Cross Chiropractic Center uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Sandy Springs back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
recounted that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Cross Chiropractic Center also uses 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 Cross Chiropractic Center
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 Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment at
Cross Chiropractic Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes
for chiropractic to cope. See you at your next