Your Best Source for Relief of Knee Pain Is Your Chiropractor
Knee pain can be a stubborn issue. Painkillers don't work well enough, and when you injure your knee once, sometimes it seems that it is just waiting to go out again. Dr. Mike Michaud at True Life Chiropractic in Anchorage AK treats knee pain without drugs and without surgery. Here are some questions Dr. Mike gets from his patients.
Answers to Common Questions About Relieving Knee Pain
There are two questions Dr. Michaud is frequently asked about chiropractor care for knee pain.
How does my chiropractor help with knee pain?
Treatment from your chiropractor keeps your spine in line. You could have heard a song about how the knee bone is connected to the leg bone, and the leg bone is connected to the hip bone. The hip bone is connected to the pelvis bone and the pelvis bone is connected to the spine. Sometimes when the vertebrae of the spine are out of line, usually because of a disc injury, the sciatic nerve is pinched. That causes hip pain, but it also causes knee pain.
Or sometimes knee bones get out of line and rub against each other with every step you take. At first, you don't feel any pain. But over months or years, the continuous friction on the joint wears away the protective layer that cushions your bones. The result is osteoarthritis. There are lots of treatments for the symptoms of osteoarthritis, including more and more painkillers. You can even regrow some of the missing tissue and reduce your pain. But you won't get over arthritis for good until your chiropractor helps you get your bones back in line. The problem can be in the knee itself, in the leg bone, hip bone, pelvis, or spine.
What can my chiropractor do for my knee pain right now?
Taking more and more painkilling drugs isn't the answer. Your chiropractor has drug-free pain relief such as TENS (transcutaneous electroneutral stimulation), which is a kind of "pain zapper," and ultrasound, which acts something like a heating pad, only from the inside out. You shouldn't necessarily use these methods directly on the knee, however, to relieve knee pain. You need your chiropractor to get you started on the program that gets rid of knee pain for good.
You don't have to put up with pain. Call Dr. Mike Michaud
True Life Chiropractic in Anchorage AK takes appointments online or by phone, just call 907-646-2225.