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
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.
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