September 2019 Healthy News: Chiropractic Help for Extruded Discs and Degenerated Discs & Knees

Degenerated discs and degenerated knees are not such strange bedfellows. They are seen to be related. Groton patients with a loss of disc height due to disc degeneration often also have knee pain related to degeneration.   

DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE; CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT

Degenerated discs and degenerated knees aren’t such unlikely companions. They are cases of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal disorders that are correlated with poorer quality of life for older folks. Problems like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (as seen on xray), and increased sagittal vertical alignment (as seen on xray) influence a person’s quality of life. Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis are the most significant issues for patients having a lower quality of life. (1) Another report 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 knee may be connected to a degenerated disc. Hutter Chiropractic Office is well aware of the connection and is ready to help.

Groton chiropractic care of extruded discs may help them regress and improve your quality of life. 

Groton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!

Extruded discs - discs whose gelatinous centers leak out – are apt to be a bit scarier than disc bulges to their sufferers, but in a recent study they regressed with conservative, non-surgical care! At about 17 months of care, 75% of extrusions completely regressed, 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office helps extruded discs find relief! They don’t scare us!

Listen to this discussion about 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 successfully helped.

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Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment today! We have helpful chiropractic treatment for extruded discs and degenerated discs and knees to improve your quality of life!

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