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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. Tarrytown 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 disorders that are related 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 (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 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 disc may be connected to a degenerated knee. Tarrytown Chiropractic is well aware of the connection and is ready to help.

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

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

Extruded discs - discs whose jellylike centers leak out – tend to be a bit scarier 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 resolved, 15% partially went away, and 10% did show any resolution. 90% did! Plus, those patients whose discs resolved also stated that they had significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic relieves pain from extruded discs! 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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