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
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.
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!