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!
degenerated disc may be related to a
degenerated knee. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is well aware of
the connection and is ready to help.
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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office helps extruded discs find relief! They don’t
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 successfully
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discs and knees to improve your quality of life!
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