Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection?
They’re both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
escape them, but those who are not so lucky can rely on their Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic 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) affects
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are evident
in up to 95% of those over 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration plays a part in each. Pain stems from each. When combined
in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who have
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less favorable
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 proposed
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have
KOA. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic uses Oxford chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty hard to
ignore Oxford back pain and knee pain. People who
have any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of frequent
falls. People with 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)
Satterwhite Chiropractic can help though.
Satterwhite Chiropractic uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Oxford back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
recounted that a combination of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 Oxford chiropractic appointment at
Satterwhite Chiropractic soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!