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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. Vancouver 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 aren’t such unlikely companions. They are cases of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are linked to a lesser quality of life for older folks. Issues like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain due to osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (visible on xray), and enlarged 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 poorer 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 related! A degenerated knee may be connected to a degenerated disc. Vancouver Disc Centers understands the connection and is prepared to help.

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

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!

Extruded discs - discs whose gelatinous core leaks out – tend to be a bit worrisome than disc bulges to their owners, but in a new report they regressed with conservative, non-surgical care! At about 17 months of care, 75% of extrusions completely went away, 15% partially regressed, 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) Vancouver Disc Centers 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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