Fort Wayne 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 depend on on their Fort Wayne chiropractor at Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 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 both 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 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 are inflicted with KOA. (1) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center brings Fort Wayne 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’s pretty hard to ignore Fort Wayne 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 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 levels of pain sensitization, less function and poorer physical performance. (3) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center can improve things though.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center utilizes well-researched chiropractic care for knee osteoarthritis and Fort Wayne back pain relief. Chiropractic researchers recently reported that a mix of education, exercise and manual therapy over 6 weeks improved function for two-thirds of patients who have knee osteoarthritis. (4) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center also uses the research-documented, gentle spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, to reduce intradiscal pressures, widen the area of canal and raise the height of the disc.

CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center

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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center soon. Knee osteoarthritis and back pain because of spinal stenosis have a link, a link that age makes for chiropractic to cope. See you at your next appointment!

Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center treats back pain and knee osteoarthritis to help avert falls. 
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