BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS
a term we’ve heard a lot about recently. Often, our Auburn
chiropractic patients know their own co-morbidities! In a report
about 10,234 primary care patients, those who had low
back pain additionally reported symptoms of lumbar
spinal stenosis (11-71%) along with hip (11-50%) and knee
(8-40%) symptoms. (1) This is not atypical considering today’s aging population. A group
of researchers examined published papers and
found that 0% to 54% of lumbar spinal stenosis patients with
a mean age of 66 years old also had knee osteoarthritis or
hip osteoarthritis. (2,3) Further, researchers studied
patients with a history of osteoarthritis of the knee, a mean age of 62.2 years, and a body mass index of 29.8kg for
90 days. Most patients fell into the category of minimal change in pain versus
low pain at the start/large improvement and moderate pain at
the start/worsened. Patients who perceived high stress,
scored a negative affect score, and experienced knee
buckling at the start of the study had a poorer
outcome path. (4) Many Auburn chiropractic patients with different
combinations of knee, hip, and back pain come to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. It's not
unusual! Our gentle, effective chiropractic care fosters a better path to healing!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details
usual medical treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as new drug-free,
conservative treatment based on the principles of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Auburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MONTH: AVOID AND TREAT TEXT-NECK
New tech brings new issues! Neck
pain is a greatly reported issue for adults and is now showing
up in kids. The term “text neck syndrome” describes today’s
neck pain due to increased stresses on the cervical spine for
users of handheld tech regardless of their ages. (5) The repetitive
stress of extended forward head flexion while looking
down is messing with us all. Attempting
to get relief from his head and neck pain and right upper limb
paresthesia, a YouTuber visited a family physician, took
pain meds and muscle relaxants, did physical therapy, underwent
cervical traction, and acupuncture which provided temporary
relief with many flare-ups. Finally, chiropractic
care that emphasized better posture while
texting, cervical spine manipulation, and extension traction therapy relieved the pain.
Frequent breaks and correct posture when
using smartphones go a long way to help prevent
text neck syndrome. (6) Your Auburn chiropractor gives
that same suggestion!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Make your next Auburn
chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and hip and/or knee osteoarthritis
and “text neck” are spine related issues that Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.