DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE;
CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT
Degenerated discs and degenerated knees are not
such unlikely companions. 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 due to osteoarthritis, lessened
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 study links the disc height of the L1/L2,
L2/L3, and L3/L4 to knee pain with L2/L3 being the most strongly correlated.
(2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is connected!
degenerated disc may be connected to a
degenerated knee. Palmer Chiropractic Center understands
the connection and is prepared to help.
CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!
Extruded discs - discs whose jellylike core
leaks out – tend to be a bit worrisome
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 resolved, 15%
partially regressed, and 10% did show any resolution.
90% did! Additionally, those patients whose discs regressed
also stated that they had significantly improved NRS pain scores,
symptoms and disability issues. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center 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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