Vancouver Knee Osteoarthritis and Back Pain and Falls

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 do not can rely on their Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 upwards of 95% of those over 50. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in adults over 60 years old. (6) Degeneration of cartilage has a role 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 undergo back surgery for their condition and also have knee osteoarthritis find their recoveries a bit less favorable 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. Authors of this paper suggested tempering surgical outcome predictions in patients who are inflicted with KOA. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre brings Vancouver chiropractic services to the care mix to help back pain and knee pain sufferers feel better.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING KNEE AND OTHER PAIN

It’s pretty hard to ignore 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 who have 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 patients 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 Spine Care Centre can improve things though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Vancouver Spine Care Centre utilizes well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Vancouver 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre also uses 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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre

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 Spine Care Centre 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 at your next appointment!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help prevent falls. 
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