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 do not can depend
on on their Groton chiropractor at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 up to 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. (6) Cartilage degeneration has a part in each. Pain results from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who choose
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less beneficial
in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA makes it hard 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office brings Groton 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 hard to
disregard Groton back pain and knee pain. People with any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of frequent
falls. People with 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 measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can improve things though.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Groton back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
reported that a blend of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office also incorporates the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and raise the height of the disc.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
just how chiropractic relieves back pain due to spinal
stenosis with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Groton chiropractic appointment at
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!