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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. Toronto 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 unlikely companions. They are examples of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are correlated with poorer quality of life for older folks. Issues 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 significant issues for patients having a poorer 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 correlated. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is connected! A degenerated knee may be related to a degenerated disc. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre understands the connection and is ready to help.

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

Toronto 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 owners, 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 regression. 90% did! Plus, those patients whose discs resolved also stated that they had significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps extruded discs find relief! They don’t 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 positively helped.

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