Interrelated Joints – Ying Chen, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.


When the spine wears out, you compensate for it using other joints, such as the hip joint, the knee joint, the shoulders; it can affect the carpal tunnel and so they are all interrelated. 

And many times, actually, the patient will come in for an evaluation, let’s say, for a hip or knee, but they actually have a back problem or vice versa. 

And so that’s up to us as clinicians to try to figure that out so we know how to best treat the patient.


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