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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 strange bedfellows. They are seen to be related. Ashburn 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 cases of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal disorders that are correlated with a lesser quality of life for older folks. Concerns like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain due to osteoarthritis, lessened lumbar lordosis (visible on xray), and enlarged sagittal vertical alignment (visible 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 report 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well aware of the connection and is prepared to help.

Ashburn chiropractic care of extruded discs may help them regress and improve your quality of life. 

Ashburn 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 recent 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 reported significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn relieves pain from extruded discs! They don’t scare us!

Listen to this discussion on care of the extruded disc 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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment today! We have helpful chiropractic treatment for disc extrusion, disc degeneration, and knee degeneration to improve your quality of life!

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