West Des Moines Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

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 OTHER PAIN

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.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

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!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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