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 small 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 stems 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
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.
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.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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!