Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who don’t can depend
on on their McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
painful conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are evident
in upwards of 95% of people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a role 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 choose
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis realize their recoveries a little less beneficial
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. Writers of this paper proposed
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Spengel Chiropractic brings McHenry chiropractic services to
the care mix to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It is pretty hard to
ignore McHenry 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 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 with
widespread pain and KOA reported feeling worse with higher levels
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Spengel Chiropractic can improve things though.
Spengel Chiropractic uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and McHenry back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds
of patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Spengel Chiropractic also uses the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to drop intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and raise the height of the disc.
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
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 McHenry chiropractic appointment at
Spengel Chiropractic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!