Have you been suffering from chronic knee pain or arthritis? Do you have any of the following conditions: aching knee pain, a grinding sensation, “bone on bone” arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, cartilage damage or weakness in your knees and legs?
Would you like to regain your life again and get back to enjoying simple daily activities like walking, shopping, golfing, or even just standing without debilitating pain in your knees?
Many seniors have been told that knee surgery is their only option, and that they have simply “worn out” their joints. The problem is that what your doctors don’t tell you is that it’s just not that simple. To truly repair your knee pain we must understand what is really causing your problem. Everyone with arthritis knows the cartilage that cushions their joints is wearing out….but why? The easiest way to explain why this happens is to think of the alignment on your car. If you have one tire on your vehicle that is constantly wearing out, you can patch that tire (which is what the shots in your knees are like), and you can even replace the tire (like a knee surgery) but what happens if you never fix the car’s alignment?
Knee Pain Treatment Options
You’re exactly right, the tire just keeps wearing out unevenly and you’re back at square one. Now what does this have to do with your knee pain?
The alignment, or stability in your knees is maintained by the muscles that surround the joint. These muscles are fed by nerves that come from your spine (specifically the L4 and L5 levels). The problem is that as we age these nerves can be compressed by bulging or herniated discs, a condition known as spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc disease.
When this happens the muscles that protect the knee don’t do their job properly, causing increased stress on the joints. This is why medications, therapy, and injections in the knees often only provide temporary relief– they aren’t getting to the real cause of the problem!
This is also why so many people suffering with chronic knee pain tell us that their legs feel weaker than they use to or that their knee will just “give out on them” sometimes. Now you understand why!
At Lehigh Valley Disc Center we use a breakthrough technology to treat chronic knee pain safely without drugs or surgery. High Intensity Laser Therapy is an outpatient, non-surgical procedure that is used to decrease pain and inflammation. This same therapy is used by professional sports teams including the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Phillies, and the U.S. Olympic Team.
Even more important is the fact hat high intensity laser therapy has been shown to regenerate the damaged cartilage on the surfaces of the joints. The energy from the laser accelerates the growth of the cartilage cells, helping the knees glide more smoothly with less pain.
The amount of treatment needed to allow the joints and nerves to fully recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and orthopedic evaluation.
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