September 2019 Healthy News: Chiropractic Help for Extruded Discs and Degenerated Discs & Knees DEGENERATED DISCS AND KNEE PAIN REDUCE QUALITY OF LIFE; CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES IT Degenerated discs and degenerated knees aren’t such strange-bedfellows. They are cases of musculoskeletal diseases and spinal malalignment that are correlated with a lesser quality of life for older folks. Issues like low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, knee pain because of osteoarthritis, decreased lumbar lordosis (as seen on xray), and enlarged 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 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 correlated. (2) The old “Dem Bones” song holds true! Everything is related! A degenerated knee may be related to a degenerated disc. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is well aware of the connection and is here to help. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Extruded Discs May Regress! Extruded discs - discs whose gelatinous core leaks out – are apt to be a bit worrisome 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 went away, 15% partially regressed, and 10% did show any regression. 90% did! Additionally, those patients whose discs resolved also stated that they had significantly improved NRS pain scores, symptoms and disability issues. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today! We have helpful chiropractic treatment for disc extrusion, disc degeneration, and knee degeneration to better your quality of life! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."