DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE; CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT
Degenerated discs and degenerated knees aren’t such unlikely companions. They are examples of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal disorders that are linked to poorer quality of life for older folks. Concerns like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, lessened lumbar lordosis (as seen on xray), and increased sagittal vertical alignment (as seen on xray) affect 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 related. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is connected! A degenerated disc may be connected to a degenerated knee. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands the connection and is ready to help.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!
Extruded discs - discs whose gelatinous core leaks out – tend to be a bit scarier than disc bulges to their owners, but in a new 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 resolution. 90% did! Additionally, those patients whose discs resolved also reported significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic helps extruded discs find relief! They do not scare us!
Listen to this discussion on 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 successfully helped.
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