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Vancouver 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 escape them, but those who don’t can rely on their Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers to step in and help with chiropractic spinal manipulation, nutritional advice, and understanding.

KOA and LSS

They are such small abbreviations for such uncomfortable 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 most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. (6) Cartilage degeneration 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 bit less favorable related to 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. Writers of this paper proposed tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who have KOA. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers uses Vancouver chiropractic services to help back pain and knee pain sufferers feel better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF DEALING WITH KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

It is pretty hard to disregard Vancouver back pain and knee pain. People who have any type of low back pain and KOA had 2.7 times higher risk of recurrent 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 those with KOA only, patients who have widespread pain and KOA described feeling worse with higher measures of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers can help though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

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

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

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Disc Centers soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of spinal stenosis have a connection, a connection that age creates for chiropractic to contend with. See you soon!

Vancouver Disc Centers treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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