Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Linked to Knee and Hip Arthritis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a debilitating condition associated with the degeneration of the spine, which can have a wide range of symptoms including back pain, leg pain, numbness and tingling in the legs, and reduced physical function. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of ten studies found that lumbar spinal stenosis can often co-occur with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, suggesting that patients with one of the conditions should be examined for the others as they may need to be co-managed for the patient to achieve a satisfactory outcome. Doctors of chiropractic commonly treat these conditions using a multimodal approach including manual therapies, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitative exercises, and nutritional recommendations. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2022

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