Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who are not so lucky can rely on their West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to intervene
when asked and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutrition, and understanding.
KOA and LSS
They are such small abbreviations for such
painful conditions. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) affects
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are seen
in up to 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage plays a part in each. Pain results from each. When combined
in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who undergo
back surgery for their condition and also have knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit 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 are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa brings West Des Moines chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND
It’s pretty hard to
ignore West Des Moines back pain and knee pain. People suffering any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of frequent
falls. People who have moderate to severe low back pain and KOA were
3.7 times more at risk for falls. (2) Patients who have 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 with
widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can improve things though.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and West Des Moines back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
recounted that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two-thirds
of patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa also incorporates the research-documented, gentle
spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures,
widen the area of canal and increase the height of the disc.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age makes
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!