DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE; CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT
Degenerated discs and degenerated knees aren’t such strange-bedfellows. They are examples of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal disorders that are linked to a lesser quality of life for older folks. Concerns like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, lessened lumbar lordosis (visible on xray), and increased sagittal vertical alignment (as seen on xray) affect a person’s quality of life. Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis are the most significant issues for patients having a lesser quality of life. (1) Another study links the disc height of the L1/L2, L2/L3, and L3/L4 to knee pain with L2/L3 being the most strongly linked. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is related! A degenerated disc may be related to a degenerated knee. Young Chiropractic understands the connection and is ready to help.
Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!
Extruded discs - discs whose jellylike core leaks out – are apt to be a bit scarier than disc bulges to their owners, but in a recent study they regressed with conservative, non-surgical care! At about 17 months of care, 75% of extrusions completely went away, 15% partially resolved, and 10% did show any regression. 90% did! Additionally, those patients whose discs resolved also reported significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Young Chiropractic helps extruded discs find relief! They don’t scare us!
Listen to this discussion on care of the disc extrusion with Cox® Technic on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as Dr. Ted Siciliano shares this case of a disc extrusion in a weight lifter he positively helped.
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