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 are not so lucky can depend
on on their Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional
advice, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such little abbreviations for such
uncomfortable conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are evident
in upwards of 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults 60 and
older. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage has 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 choose
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc uses Largo chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty hard to
ignore Largo 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 measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Hollstrom & Associates Inc can improve things though.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Largo back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
reported that a blend of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 Largo chiropractic appointment at
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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