DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE; CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT
Degenerated discs and degenerated knees aren’t such strange-bedfellows. They are cases of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are correlated with poorer quality of life for older folks. Concerns like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (visible on xray), and increased sagittal vertical alignment (visible 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 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 connected! A degenerated knee may be related to a degenerated disc. New Hampshire Spine and Sport understands the connection and is ready to help.
Southern New Hampshire CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!
Extruded discs - discs whose gelatinous core leaks 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 regressed, 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps extruded discs find relief! They do not 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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