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Richmond Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

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 rely on their Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic to intervene when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional advice, 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 seen in up to 95% of those over 50. Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults over 60 years old. (6) Cartilage degeneration has a part in each. Pain results from each. When combined 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 suffer with knee osteoarthritis realize their recoveries a bit 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. Authors of this paper suggested tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with KOA. (1) Johnson Chiropractic brings Richmond chiropractic services to the care mix to get back pain and knee pain patients feeling better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

It’s pretty hard to ignore Richmond back pain and knee pain. People with any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of recurrent falls. People with 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 those with KOA only, patients with widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Johnson Chiropractic can improve things though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Johnson Chiropractic utilizes well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Richmond back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers just recounted that a mix of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4) Johnson Chiropractic 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 Johnson Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares just how chiropractic alleviates back pain due to spinal stenosis with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment at Johnson Chiropractic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes for chiropractic to contend with. See you at your next appointment!

Johnson Chiropractic treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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