BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS
Co-morbidities. We’ve heard a lot about these, lately. Often, our Nashua chiropractic patients know their own co-morbidities! In a study of 10,234 primary care patients, those who had low back pain also recounted symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (11-71%) as well as hip (11-50%) and knee (8-40%) symptoms. (1) This isn’t surprising considering today’s aging population. A group of researchers examined published papers and found that 0% to 54% of lumbar spinal stenosis patients aged 66 years old (mean) also experienced knee osteoarthritis or hip osteoarthritis. (2,3) Further, researchers studied patients who had a history of osteoarthritis of the knee, a mean age of 62.2 years, and a body mass index of 29.8kg for 3 months. Most patients were in the description category of minimal change in pain versus low pain at the beginning/large improvement and moderate pain at the beginning/worsened. Patients who perceived high stress, had a negative affect score, and experienced knee buckling at the start of the study had a poorer outcome path. (4) Many Nashua chiropractic patients with various combinations of knee, hip, and back pain come to Moriarty Chiropractic. It's not unusual! Our gentle, effective chiropractic care fosters a better path to healing!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes typical medical treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as new drug-free, conservative treatment based on the tenets of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: AVOID AND TREAT TEXT-NECK
New tech instigates new issues! Neck pain is a highly reported issue for adults and is now showing up in kids. The term “text neck syndrome” explains today’s neck pain due to increased stresses on the cervical spine for users of handheld tech no matter their ages. (5) The repetitive stress of extended forward head flexion while looking down is messing with us all. Attempting to get rid of his head and neck pain and right upper limb paresthesia, a YouTuber visited a family physician, tried pain meds and muscle relaxants, performed physical therapy, underwent cervical traction, and acupuncture which offered temporary relief with many flare-ups. Eventually, chiropractic care that emphasized improved posture while texting, cervical spine manipulation, and extension traction therapy relieved the pain. Regular breaks and proper posture when using smartphones go a long way to help thwart text neck syndrome. (6) Your Nashua chiropractor agrees with that same advice!
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Make your next Nashua chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and “text neck” are spine related issues that Moriarty Chiropractic welcomes!