September 2019 Healthy News: Chiropractic Help for Extruded Discs and Degenerated Discs & Knees

Degenerated discs and degenerated knees are not such strange bedfellows. 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 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! A degenerated knee may be related to a degenerated disc. Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 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 scare us!

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 helped.

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Schedule your Vancouver 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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