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Watertown Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection? They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may avoid them, but those who do not can rely on their Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center 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 up to 95% of people by the age of 50. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and older. (6) Degeneration of cartilage has 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 undergo 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 makes it difficult 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 are inflicted with KOA. (1) Watertown Wellness Center brings Watertown chiropractic services to the care mix to help back pain and knee pain sufferers feel better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

It’s pretty hard to ignore Watertown 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 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 levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Watertown Wellness Center can help though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Watertown Wellness Center utilizes well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Watertown back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers recently reported that a combination of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4) Watertown Wellness Center 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 Watertown Wellness 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 Watertown chiropractic appointment at Watertown Wellness Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age makes for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!

Watertown Wellness Center treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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