A chiropractor can do much more than just treat back and neck pain. Chiropractors are medical professionals who focus on treating the spine and other joints of the body, including knees. Those who have suffered long enough with knee pain and have been unable to find a remedy that works, are advised to meet with a chiropractor at our clinic as soon as possible. Whether your knee pain developed due to injury, illness, or everyday wear and tear, we can create a treatment plan to help reduce the severity and frequency of the pain experienced.
What Contributes to Knee Pain?
In some cases, the reason for knee pain is obviously, such as if you were recently in a car accident or diagnosed with osteoarthritis. But for others, the knee pain may be more mysterious than that. Aside from sudden injuries, the most common reason for knee pain is due to the knee cartilage degrading overtime. As a result, the knee joint may stiffen and become swollen.
What About Medication and Knee Surgery?
Conventional doctors may tell their patients that they have two options, and that is either to take painkillers every day or undergo invasive surgery that may or may not actually fix the problem. A chiropractor highly recommends patients coming in for an assessment before agreeing to knee surgery of any kind. They may be able to use more natural strategies for decreasing your pain so you can avoid surgery, such as massage, ice therapy, heat therapy, ultrasound therapy, and joint adjustments.
Is My Weight a Factor?
A chiropractor understands that having conversations about a person’s weight can be very sensitive. If we do talk about nutritional counseling with you, please know that it comes with good intentions and the goal to help you feel better. The more weight in excess that your body takes on, the more your knees have to withstand as well. In fact, for every extra pound that someone is overweight, the knees bears four times that weight in pressure. Even just losing a few pounds, if it’s needed, can help alleviate knee pain.
Will a Chiropractor Look At More Than My Knee?
Yes, chances are your chiropractor will also want to evaluate your spine to see if there are any misalignments of vertebrae that could be contributing to knee pain. The human body is one integrated machine, so if something is off in one area, then it can impact another. For example, if your spine isn’t in proper alignment, then your body may compensate by leaning more on one side when walking. Overtime, your knee may have to adjust in an unnatural way to enable you to walk, causing tight muscles, inflammation and pain.
If you are ready to combat your knee pain through the chiropractic approach, then please call today to book an appointment with a chiropractor for your car accident injury at your earliest convenience.