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. Minster 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 unlikely companions. They are examples of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are contribute to poorer quality of life for older folks. Problems like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (visible 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 lesser 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 related. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is related! A degenerated knee may be related to a degenerated disc. Minster Chiropractic Center understands the connection and is prepared to help.

Minster chiropractic care of extruded discs may benefit regression of them and improve your quality of life. 

Minster 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 owners, but in a recent study 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 resolved also stated that they had significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center 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 positively helped.

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Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment now! We have beneficial chiropractic care for disc extrusion, disc degeneration, and knee degeneration to improve your quality of life!

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