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. Baton Rouge 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 disorders that are contribute 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) influence a person’s quality of life. Lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis are the most influential 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 related! A degenerated knee may be related to a degenerated disc. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation understands the connection and is prepared to help.

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

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress!

Extruded discs - discs whose gelatinous centers leak out – are apt to be a bit scarier than disc bulges to their sufferers, but in a new report they regressed with conservative, non-surgical care! At about 17 months of care, 75% of extrusions completely resolved, 15% partially went away, and 10% did show any resolution. 90% did! Additionally, those patients whose discs regressed also stated that they had significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 successfully helped.

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now! We have helpful chiropractic treatment for extruded discs and degenerated discs and knees to better your quality of life!

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