Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who do not can depend
on on their Buffalo, NY chiropractor at Disc Centers Of America 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 seen
in upwards of 95% of people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a role in each. Pain stems from each. When combined
in one person, these two conditions may alter clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who undergo
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less beneficial
related to social life and activities. Their KOA makes it difficult to do routine work or ordinary activities due to knee pain or
restricted knee range of motion. Writers of this paper suggested
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Disc Centers Of America uses Buffalo, NY chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It’s pretty difficult to
disregard Buffalo, NY 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 who have 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 patients with KOA only, patients who have
widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Disc Centers Of America can help though.
Disc Centers Of America uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Buffalo, NY back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
recounted that a mix of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two-thirds
of patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Disc Centers Of America also incorporates the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to drop intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and raise the height of the disc.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
just how chiropractic relieves back pain due to spinal
stenosis with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment at
Disc Centers Of America soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes
for chiropractic to cope. See you at your next