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. Pflugerville 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 related to poorer quality of life for older folks. Problems like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, lessened 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 influential 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 linked. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is connected! A degenerated disc may be connected to a degenerated knee. Pflugerville Wellness Center is well aware of the connection and is here to help.

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

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

Extruded discs - discs whose gelatinous centers leak out – tend to be a bit worrisome than disc bulges to their sufferers, but in a recent study they regressed with conservative, non-surgical care! At about 17 months of care, 75% of extrusions completely regressed, 15% partially went away, 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center helps extruded discs find relief! 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 successfully helped.

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Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment now! We have beneficial chiropractic care for extruded discs and degenerated discs and knees to better your quality of life!

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