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

Degenerated discs and degenerated knees are not such unlikely companions. They are seen to be related. Severna Park 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 are not such strange-bedfellows. They are examples of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are related to poorer quality of life for older folks. Concerns like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain due to osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (visible on xray), and enlarged sagittal vertical alignment (as seen on xray) influence a person’s quality of life. Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis are the most influential issues for patients having a poorer 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 related! A degenerated knee may be connected to a degenerated disc. Back And Neck Care Center understands the connection and is ready to help.

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

Severna Park 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 new report they regressed with conservative, non-surgical care! At about 17 months of care, 75% of extrusions completely resolved, 15% partially resolved, and 10% did show any resolution. 90% did! Additionally, those patients whose discs regressed also reported significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Back And Neck Care Center relieves pain from extruded discs! They do not scare us!

Listen to this discussion about care of the extruded disc 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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