Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection? They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may escape them, but those who are not so lucky can rely on their Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic to step in 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 evident in up to 95% of those over 50. Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults 60 and older. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a part in each. Pain stems from each. When combined in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who have back surgery for their condition and also have knee osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less beneficial in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA complicates their ability 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 have KOA. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic brings Nashua chiropractic services to the care mix to get back pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND OTHER PAIN
It is pretty hard to ignore Nashua 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 who have widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic can help though.
Moriarty Chiropractic uses well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Nashua back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers just recounted that a blend of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic also incorporates the research-documented, gentle spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to drop intradiscal pressures, widen the area of canal and increase the height of the disc.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes just how chiropractic alleviates back pain due to spinal stenosis with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates for chiropractic to contend with. See you at your next appointment!