March 2022 Healthy News from The Novelli Wellness Center Comorbidities of Back, Hip and Knee Pain Prevention of Text Neck Syndrome

Buffalo, NY back pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis often appear together, and The Novelli Wellness Center can help.  

BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS

Co-morbidities. That’s a term we’ve heard a lot about recently. So many times, our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients know their own co-morbidities! In a report about 10,234 primary care patients, those with low back pain also reported symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (11-71%) as well as hip (11-50%) and knee (8-40%) symptoms. (1) This isn’t surprising taking into consideration today’s aging population. A group of researchers studied published papers and found that 0% to 54% of lumbar spinal stenosis patients aged 66 years old (mean) also suffered with knee osteoarthritis or hip osteoarthritis. (2,3) Further, researchers studied patients with a history of osteoarthritis of the knee, a mean age of 62.2 years, and a body mass index of 29.8kg for 90 days.  Most patients fell into the category of minimal change in pain versus low pain at the beginning/large improvement and moderate pain at the start/worsened. Patients who perceived high stress, had a negative affect score, and experienced knee buckling at the beginning of the study had a poorer outcome path. (4) Many Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with various combinations of knee, hip, and back pain come to The Novelli Wellness Center. It's not unusual! Our gentle, effective chiropractic care helps get them on a better path to healing!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains typical medical treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as new drug-free, conservative treatment based on the principles of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.        

The Novelli Wellness Center shares a prevention plan for text neck syndrome: better posture, frequent breaks, manipulation. 

Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  AVOID AND TREAT TEXT-NECK

New tech brings new issues! Neck pain is a greatly reported issue for adults and is now appearing in kids. The term “text neck syndrome” explains today’s neck pain due to greater stresses on the cervical spine for users of handheld tech regardless of their ages. (5) The repetitive stress of prolonged forward head flexion while looking down is disturbing us all. Trying to get rid of his head and neck pain and right upper limb paresthesia, a YouTuber visited a family physician, took pain meds and muscle relaxants, did physical therapy, underwent cervical traction, and acupuncture which offered temporary relief with several flare-ups. Eventually, chiropractic care that stressed improved posture while texting, cervical spine manipulation, and extension traction therapy relieved the pain. Frequent breaks and proper posture when using smartphones go a long way to help prevent text neck syndrome. (6) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor gives that same advice!

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Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and “text neck” are spine related issues that The Novelli Wellness Center welcomes!

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