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. Pensacola 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 strange-bedfellows. They are examples 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 because of osteoarthritis, lessened lumbar lordosis (as seen on xray), and increased sagittal vertical alignment (visible on xray) influence 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 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 connected! A degenerated disc may be connected to a degenerated knee. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center understands the connection and is here to help.

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

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

Extruded discs - discs whose jellylike centers leak out – tend to be a bit worrisome than disc bulges to their sufferers, 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 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center relieves pain from extruded discs! They don’t scare us!

Listen to this discussion about 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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Schedule your Pensacola 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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