Eugene Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

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 Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.

KOA and LSS

They are such little abbreviations for such painful conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) concerns 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 plays 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 little less favorable in terms of 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 proposed tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have KOA. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses Eugene chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain sufferers feel better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

It’s pretty difficult to disregard Eugene 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 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 patients with KOA only, patients who have widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher measures of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can help though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Eugene back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers recently reported that a combination of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic also incorporates the research-documented, gentle spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures, widen the area of canal and increase 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 Eugene chiropractic appointment at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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