Do your knees feel stiff? Do they click and grind as you bend? Chiropractic may be able to help.
As we age our knees, as many of our other joints, can begin to show signs of wear and tear. Statistics show that a growing number of middle-aged patients are now beginning to seek total knee replacement surgery as a solution to their discomfort.
Knee replacement surgeries have more than tripled in the last decade alone. Though there have been many innovative upgrades in the surgical technique as well as the materials used, the surgery is still invasive, expensive, and takes a good while to fully heal and see the benefits.
The good news is that taking a proactive approach with early intervention and a conservative approach to treatment may help avoid surgery at all down the road. Research has supported the idea that chiropractic intervention can help provide natural relief from osteoarthritic knee pain.
In several studies that have been conducted the majority of patients receiving chiropractic care from the time of onset pain reported a significant decrease in pain level as well as less grinding upon movement. They reported an increased ability to move throughout their days with flexibility and less pain at the end of the day.
Surgery also usually comes with the use of prescription painkillers to help alleviate the pain during the healing phase. With chiropractic there is no trauma to the body and no need for medications which can produce a huge array of side effects including addiction. Chiropractic is noninvasive and has no side effects.
Chiropractors help the patient restore normal joint alignment and a more regular gate to their walk. This reduces pressure and tension as well as uneven wear and tear on the body as a whole. It also reduces inflammation and therefore pain improving flexibility and mobility. This leads to a better quality of life.
If you have chronic knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis, call the office of Kaster Chiropractic and Associates today. 239-332-2555. Visit us online to learn more about our practice and see how we can help you live your best life! www.kasterchiropractic.com.