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 don’t can depend
on on their Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults 60 and
older. (6) Degeneration of
cartilage has a part in each. Pain results 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 have knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a little less beneficial
related to 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. Writers of this paper proposed
tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre brings Toronto chiropractic services to
the care mix to get back
pain and knee pain patients feeling better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It’s pretty hard to
ignore Toronto back pain and knee pain. People with 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 who have
widespread pain and KOA reported feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre can improve things though.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uses well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Toronto back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers just
reported that a mix of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre also uses 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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 Toronto chiropractic appointment at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age makes
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!