Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Can Hinder Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment.

In this study, researchers observed that patients under treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee with co-occurring lumbar spinal stenosis experienced slower improvement with respect to knee pain than participants without a lumbar spine condition. The findings highlight the importance of examining the whole patient to identify issues outside the area of chief complaint that may contribute to the patient’s condition, something doctors of chiropractic are trained to do. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open, November 2022

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