Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The link?
They are both age-related degenerative diseases. (1) Some of us may
avoid them, but those who are not so lucky can rely on their La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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) concerns
27 million people. (5) Degenerative changes in the spine are seen
in upwards of 95% of people by the age of 50.
Spinal stenosis is most evident in adults 60 and
older. (6) Cartilage degeneration has a role in each. Pain results from each. When both
in one person, these two conditions may affect clinical
outcomes for each. Lumbar spinal stenosis patients who choose
back surgery for their condition and also suffer with knee
osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit less favorable
in terms of social life and activities. Their KOA makes it difficult 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 are inflicted with
KOA. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses La Grande chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain
sufferers feel better.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND
It is pretty difficult to
disregard La Grande 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 who have 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 with
widespread pain and KOA reported feeling worse with higher measures
of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3)
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can help though.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC utilizes well-researched
chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and La Grande back pain
relief. Chiropractic researchers recently
recounted that a blend of education,
exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks increased function for two of three patients with knee osteoarthritis. (4)
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 La Grande chiropractic appointment at
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain due to
spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates
for chiropractic to cope. See you soon!