DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE;
CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT
Degenerated discs and degenerated knees are not
such unlikely companions. They are cases
of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are correlated with a lesser quality of life
for older folks. Problems 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) affect
a person’s quality of life. Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis are
the most influential 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 linked.
(2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is related!
degenerated disc may be related to a
degenerated knee. Vancouver Spine Care Centre understands
the connection and is prepared to help.
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! Plus, those patients whose discs regressed
also stated that they had significantly improved NRS pain scores,
symptoms and disability issues. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps extruded discs find relief! They don’t
Listen to this discussion about 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
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