Minster Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The connection? They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may avoid them, but those who do not can depend on on their Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center to step in 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 over 60 years old. (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 realize their recoveries a little 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. Writers of this paper suggested tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have KOA. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center brings Minster 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 is pretty hard to ignore Minster 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 with KOA and widespread pain vs patients with KOA and low back pain vs patients with KOA and multijoint pain vs patients with KOA only, patients who have widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center can help though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Minster Chiropractic Center utilizes well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Minster back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers just reported that a combination of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center 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.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares just how chiropractic alleviates back pain due to spinal stenosis with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule a Minster chiropractic appointment at Minster Chiropractic Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age creates for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!

Minster Chiropractic Center treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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