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 malalignment that are linked to a lesser quality of life for older folks. Concerns like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain due to osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (as seen 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 significant issues for patients having a lower 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 linked. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is connected! A degenerated knee may be connected to a degenerated disc. Moriarty Chiropractic understands the connection and is here to help.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!
Extruded discs - discs whose jellylike centers leak out – are apt to be a bit worrisome 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) Moriarty Chiropractic 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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